Is there a way that I can sort some data alphabetically where the values are case insensitive? Currently, it sorts all lowercase values alphabetically first, then all of the capitalized values alphabetically after. I want them intermingled so a term like "cat", "Cat", "dog" or are intermingled based on another field rather than being sorted as "cat", "dog", "Cat"
A somewhat ugly but working way of doing this would be to write a new hidden field with just lowercase versions of the values and then sort by this field, but show the "original" field in the results:
... | eval _sortfield=lower(yourmixedcasefield) | table yourmixedcasefield _sortfield | sort _sortfield
This works, but as you mentioned it is ugly. Especially since you need to make the search even longer by removing _sortfield or it will show up in the table:
| fields - _sortfield