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## Bucket Search Command Question

Motivator

Hey,

How would I go about writing a search that is able to show me how many events are found in a particular index (e.g. index=main) between Monday 4pm and Tuesday 11am every week between these times?

Any examples or an actual answer to this question would be great! 🙂

I have had a look at the bucket search command but not sure how to use it to achieve this (if possible).

The reason I say that I want this every week between these times is because I am aware that if I want to see these results for just one time (e.g. Monday 20th September 4pm to Tuesday 21st September 11am) then I could use the custom timerangepicker option in the Splunk Search app.

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## Re: Bucket Search Command Question

Influencer

Count by week:

``````index=main (date_wday=tuesday date_hour>=16) OR (date_wday=wednesday date_hour<11) | eval week=strftime(_time,"%V") | stats count by week
``````

or the sum:

``````index=main (date_wday=tuesday date_hour>=16) OR (date_wday=wednesday date_hour<11) | stats count
``````

EDIT:

For each weekday:

``````index=main (date_wday=monday date_hour>=16) OR (date_wday=tuesday date_hour>=16 OR date_hour<11) OR (date_wday=wednesday date_hour<11) OR (date_wday=wednesday date_hour>=16 OR date_hour<11) OR (date_wday=thursday date_hour<11) OR (date_wday=thursday date_hour>=16 OR date_hour<11) OR (date_wday=friday date_hour<11) |...
``````
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## Re: Bucket Search Command Question

Motivator

what does 'eval week=strftime(_time,"%V")' do? What does the %V represent?

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## Re: Bucket Search Command Question

Motivator

Thanks Ziegfried, how would I get this search to work for this same time period but for each weekday? (E.g. Monday 4pm to Tuesday 11am, Tuesday 4pm to Wendesday 11am...up to Thursday 4pm to Friday 11am)

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## Re: Bucket Search Command Question

Influencer

it the ISO 8601 week number of the year (01-54). %U or %W would give you the same result (they differ only in wheater week start is Sun or Mon). See http://www.tutorialspoint.com/python/time_strftime.htm and http://docs.python.org/library/datetime.html

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## Re: Bucket Search Command Question

Motivator

Thanks for the link. I will be sure to bookmark it 🙂 Thank you for your solution. Seems a bit repetitive lol but it looks ok so I will test it/tweak it and see how it goes.

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## Re: Bucket Search Command Question

Motivator

Hey Ziegfried, your solution for each weekday was not quite what I was looking for but I have been able to tweak it to get the desired results. The link also is very useful. Thank you for your help.