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Append search issue

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I am trying to find out details of a remote session. Although the events are the same, they are separate by action (added to a session and removed from a session). I am trying to search the added session then append a search to find a matching session ID with the removed action. I do not want to use a join as I think they are not very efficient. If I manually type in a session for both searches the query works (except it produces 2 rows which I am trying to convert to 1). I have been beating my head with this issue, any help is appreciated!

sourcetype=uag user=bigrichie90 action=added
| eval timeAdded=_time | eval sessionAdded=session | head 1 |  eval DateAdded=strftime(_time, "%m/%d/%Y %H:%M:%S")  
| append [search sourcetype=uag user=bigrichie90 action=removed | eval sessionRemoved=session | eval DateRemoved=strftime(_time, "%m/%d/%Y %H:%M:%S") | eval timeRemoved=_time |head 1 ]  | where sessionAdded==sessionRemoved                          <--(where I am trying to match sessions, but is not working)**

| eval ts=coalesce(timeAdded,timeRemoved) | eventstats max(ts) as t1 | eventstats min(ts) as t2 | eval timeDiff=tostring(t1-t2,"duration")       <--(used to find time duration of session)

| rename stuff and throw into table

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Re: Append search issue

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How about

sourcetype=uag user=bigrichie90 (action=added OR action=removed) | transaction session

Or if you really don't need anything other than the duration, just

sourcetype=uag user=bigrichie90 (action=added OR action=removed) | stats range(_time) by session

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Re: Append search issue

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It is not returning any results. I do need other information such as the time they started the session, ended the session, duration, user, etc. I have to use both "added" and "removed" session events to create one row of information.

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Re: Append search issue

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If you're not getting results, your base search (I simply used yours) is wrong.

Based on the info in your comment, this is how you could retrieve the information you're after:

sourcetype=uag user=bigrichie90 (action=added OR action=removed) | stats earliest(_time) as starttime, latest(_time) as endtime, range(_time) as duration by user,session
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Re: Append search issue

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That query seemed to work, thanks! Do you know why a field would not be showing up? I have a field called "srcip" in both events and "removalreason" in a removed event. They both will not show values in the search. If I search in verbose mode, the values show up.

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