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CSV _time differences depending on API call?


When I manually run a Splunk search via the API as follows:

curl "https://host:8089/services/search/v2/jobs" -d search='search query...'  -d max_count=0 -d earliest_time=xxx -d latest_time=now

curl "https://host:8089/services/search/v2/jobs/jobid/results/" --get -d output_mode=csv -d count=0

I get timestamps like this for the _time column


When I run the same query, just as a saved search:

curl "https://host:8089/servicesNS/nobody/search/search/v2/jobs/export?output_mode=csv -d search='savedsearch "Saved Search"'

I get timestamps like this for the _time column

"2023-02-06 00:00:00.000 PST"

How can I make the latter look like the former so Excel can ingest it properly?

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The best I can get is to make a field named time instead of _time in that saved search.

| eval time = replace(strftime(_time, "%FT%H:%M:%S.%Q%z"), "(\d\d)$", ":\1")

Alternatively, if Excel (why?) can accept a space between the time string and the timezone string,

| eval _time = replace(strftime(now(), "%FT%H:%M:%S.%Q %z"), "(\d\d)$", ":\1")

SPL seems to be quite insistent on how internal fields are presented even if you convert it to string.

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