Splunk Enterprise

Why does selecting a past date range not display results?

bagarwal
Path Finder

Hello ,

I have a search query where it runs successfully and is displaying result for last 7 days or last 30 days or last 4 hours.

It is giving me result if I choose date e.g. 17th Oct - 24th Oct (today's date). But if choose any other date between e.g. 17th Oct - 23rd Oct ; or 21st Oct - 23rd Oct (not today's date), it is displaying as "no results found".

My search to display top 10 users who consumed more bandwidth

index=<> host=<> | rename <> as "Users" | stats sum(totalBytes) as Bytes by Users | eval ConsumedGB = round(Bytes/(1024*1024*1024),2) |fields - Bytes | sort 10 -ConsumedGB

Also, if you can help edit the above query to be more optimized, please let me know, will be highly grateful.

Thanks in advance

Binay Agarwal

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bagarwal
Path Finder

Hi somesoni2 and TStrauch,

Thanks for the response. I checked with the admin and figure out due to some reasons there were no logs in splunk prior to date and hence no events found .

Thank you once again for help. Was a good learning.

Regards,
Binay Agarwal

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bagarwal
Path Finder

Hi somesoni2 and TStrauch,

Thanks for the response. I checked with the admin and figure out due to some reasons there were no logs in splunk prior to date and hence no events found .

Thank you once again for help. Was a good learning.

Regards,
Binay Agarwal

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somesoni2
Revered Legend

I would do a simple check to see for what all time range the data is available. May be by running query like this

index=<> host=<> | timechart span=1d count

Running this for last 7 days will give me for all days for which data was available. You can change span to 1h to see more granular views of the time range when data was available in that index/sourcetype/host.

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TStrauch
Communicator

Hey Binay,

are you sure that you have events in the specified timerange? By setting Last 7, Last 30, Last 4 hours etc.. you automatically get events from today.

It looks like there are simply no events.

Whats the first event displayed by setting last 7 days with the following search string?

index=<> host=<> | sort _time

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bagarwal
Path Finder

Hi ,

Thanks for your response.

Specified timerange if I choose one of todays date then only I am getting the result. e.g.
If I choose date e.g. 17th Oct - 24th Oct(today's date) getting the result . But if choose any other date between e.g. 17th Oct - 23rd Oct(not today's date) ; or 21st Oct - 23rd Oct ( not today's date) it is displaying as no result found.

And I ran the query :
index=<> host=<> | sort _time

The first event displayed of todays date. And I just cross-checked. Only today's date result is displaying not for any other date ( same for the query I written)

Can you please help why it is so as I have written the query and where to correct. It will be really helpful.

Thanks & Regards,
Binay Agarwal

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TStrauch
Communicator

Your query i fine. The problem is that there are no events before today.

You specified index=<> host=<>. Probably the host was added to your splunk environment today? Or you create the index today?

The only thing i can tell you is... You have no data in your Splunk environment matchting the SPL-query.

index=<> host=<>

until today. 🙂

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