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Assistance with search query on generator power

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Hello Splunk World,
Back at it today trying to chart out some power data off of generators.
I have 2 queries that need combined with different calculations.

Query 1. this query reports the way it should:

eval CurrentLoad=dcCurrentLoad/100, CurrentBattery=dcCurrentBattery/100, PowerBattery=dcPowerBattery/100 | timechart avg(CurrentLoad) as "Current Load", avg(CurrentBattery) as "Current Battery", avg(PowerBattery) as "Power Battery"

Query 2. same meaning, different language, however the calculations from the MFG stats that if we see a value "32768 or higher" this is a negative number so we calculate (value minus 65536 / 100

eval AlternatorCurrent=ppscAlternatorCurrent/100, CurrentBattery=ppscLoadBatteryCurrent/100, VoltageBattery=ppscLoadBatteryVoltage/100 | timechart avg(AlternatorCurrent) as "Alternator Current", avg(CurrentBattery) as "Battery Current", avg(VoltageBattery) as "Battery Voltage"

I did not add the Index or source type as that is already figured out to combine, the script in the query is where I am running into problems.

Thoughts or ideas?
I tried the coalesce that was provided a couple of days ago, thought it was working but was not certain.

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Depends on what you want to toss together. This assumes that things named the same are the same, things named different are different.

| eval CurrentLoad       = 0.01 * dcCurrentLoad
| eval AlternatorCurrent = 0.01 * if(ppscAlternatorCurrent>=32768,ppscAlternatorCurrent-65536,ppscAlternatorCurrent)
| eval CurrentBattery    = 0.01 * coalesce(dcCurrentBattery,if(ppscLoadBatteryCurrent>=32768,ppscLoadBatteryCurrent-65536,ppscLoadBatteryCurrent))
| eval PowerBattery      = 0.01 * dcPowerBattery 
| eval VoltageBattery    = 0.01 * if(ppscLoadBatteryVoltage>=32768,ppscLoadBatteryVoltage-65536,ppscLoadBatteryVoltage)

| timechart avg(CurrentLoad) as "Current Load", 
            avg(AlternatorCurrent) as "Alternator Current", 
            avg(CurrentBattery) as "Current Battery Current", 
            avg(PowerBattery) as "Power Battery",
            avg(VoltageBattery) as "Battery Voltage"

On the other hand, if battery power and battery load are the same thing, then this coalesce would do it for you.

| eval PowerBattery      = 0.01 * coalesce(dcPowerBattery,if(ppscLoadBatteryVoltage>=32768,ppscLoadBatteryVoltage-65536,ppscLoadBatteryVoltage))

| timechart avg(CurrentLoad) as "Current Load", 
            avg(AlternatorCurrent) as "Alternator Current", 
            avg(CurrentBattery) as "Current Battery Current", 
            avg(PowerBattery) as "Power Battery"
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Revered Legend

Do you say you want to do calculation like this?

eval AlternatorCurrent=if(ppscAlternatorCurrent>=32768),(ppscAlternatorCurrent-65536)/100,ppscAlternatorCurrent/100)
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