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Can I do a calculation inside an IF statement's True condition?

khinnway
Engager

I need to find the power consumption of each day using the cumulative power meter reading;
Today's reading - Yesterday's reading = Yesterday's consumption (Diff)

However, the meter reading resets after it reaches 999, 999. Thus, if the meter reading resets, the consumption will appear as a large negative value. To get the correct value, I will have to add 1,000,000 (as 0 is a count as well).

I am very used to C programming and new to Splunk so please forgive me. This is the line I came up with:
eval Diff=if (Diff<0, Diff=Diff+10000000, Diff)

The value of Diff disappears completely for the day that reset occurs. I do realize that calculations are not exactly allowed inside an IF statement, but may I know how to go around it?

Thank you in advance!

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renjith_nair
Legend

@khinnway ,

Yes it's possible to do calculation in condition. Please find below a dummy search . The result should be 0

|makeresults|eval Diff=-100|eval Diff=if(Diff<0,Diff+100,Diff)

If still does not work, please share your SPL (mask any confidential data)

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renjith_nair
Legend

@khinnway ,

Yes it's possible to do calculation in condition. Please find below a dummy search . The result should be 0

|makeresults|eval Diff=-100|eval Diff=if(Diff<0,Diff+100,Diff)

If still does not work, please share your SPL (mask any confidential data)

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What goes around comes around. If it helps, hit it with Karma 🙂

khinnway
Engager

Thank you so much for the help! I really appreciate the fast comment!

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