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Calculated Field using Tags

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I have a list of URLs in my website that is critical. So, I have marked all those URLs with a tag::critical using eventtype. However, I am unable to use tag field to filter data within the datamodel. So, I want to setup a field called content_priority that should have value of "critical" if the event has a critical tag , else set the field value to "normal".

I have configured a calculated field with following eval expression: if(tag=critical,"critical","normal")

However it does not seem to work at all. So, I am stuck with it now.

Any guidance would be much helpful and appreciated.

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Re: Calculated Field using Tags

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Hello @harishbenne2,

which data model are you using? If you speaking about Splunk CIM ( https://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/CIM/latest/User/Overview ) then you can use only predefined tags. If you want to use some custom tags like critical, then you need to extend (i.e. modify) the data model - this can be easy done by cloning a suitable data model: https://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/8.0.3/Knowledge/Managedatamodels#Clone_a_data_model

If you use custom data model already then you have to check your data model if such tag and this field (content_priority) are included.

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Re: Calculated Field using Tags

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Hi @PavelP,

I am using Web data model as of now. I didn’t know that we can’t use external tags within the data model queries.

However, my main concern is “could I setup a calculated field in index=DMZ based on tag values?”

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Re: Calculated Field using Tags

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Hallo @harishbenne2

EVAL is done before tagging, so you cannot use tags in eval

https://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/latest/Knowledge/Searchtimeoperationssequence

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