I read in some old posts, that it is not possible to use the timestamp of a filename, but I wonder, if it is possible meanwhile.
My problem: My filename is something like xxx_20181127_175823.bin.gz my events inside of this log file are based on this "starting point".
Tim=0000023 event xyz
Tim=0000987 event abc
The actual timestamp will be 20181127_175823 + 23 ms or 20181127_175823 + 987 ms, where we have year + month + day + _ + time.
Is it possible to do this with Splunk or do I have to do some workaround?
This is possible in Splunk Enterprise 7.2, making use of the new ingest-time eval. Full documentation is at https://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/latest/Data/IngestEval.
File Name: xxx_20181127_175823.txt
File Name Format: xxx_%Y%m%d_%H%M%S.txt
INGEST_EVAL = _time=strptime(replace(source,"(^.*(?=/)/|\.txt$)","").substr(_raw, 9, 3),"xxx_%Y%m%d_%H%M%S%Q")
This does the following:
All events in the file will have the same day, month, year, hour, minute, second from the file name, but then milliseconds will be from the individual event.