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Can you tell me the difference between two boolean expressions?

y2kbcm
Explorer

Hi,

I am currently figuring out what is wrong with my boolean expression.

Currently, I'm making a whitelist of application on sysmon app.

The thing is, I got a different result when I used "(Image!=[process1] AND Image!=[Process2])" and "NOT (Image=[process1] OR Image=[process2])"

I would appreciate if you tell me the difference between these two boolean expressions.

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renjith_nair
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

@y2kbcm,

If you search with the != expression, every event that has a value in the field, where that value does not match the value you specify, is returned. Events that do not have a value in the field are not included in the results.

If you search with the NOT operator, every event is returned except the events that contain the value you specify. This includes events that do not have a value in the field.

It's explained in Difference between NOT and != with examples.

Happy Splunking!

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renjith_nair
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

@y2kbcm,

If you search with the != expression, every event that has a value in the field, where that value does not match the value you specify, is returned. Events that do not have a value in the field are not included in the results.

If you search with the NOT operator, every event is returned except the events that contain the value you specify. This includes events that do not have a value in the field.

It's explained in Difference between NOT and != with examples.

Happy Splunking!
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y2kbcm
Explorer

Thank you very much for your comment.
I went over the search manual but it didn't mean anything back then. Now it makes sense!

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