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Collect changes my timestamp

New Member

Hi,

I want to have a scheduled search that take data and make some logic on it and at the end put it in a summary index.
The problem is that it changes my timestamp no matter what i do.
I've tried giving the collect "timeformat" as my time format, tried using eval _time = strptime(), tried both addtime options and nothing works.

My events in the indexes are either json or csv with a custom source type. The splunk recognize my timestamp as I want but in testmode=true. But when I change it to false the summary index timestamp is the search time or the info_min_time, depends my search syntax.
I would say that if i do the same search in the _internal index the timestamp is the original time. As I want in my indexes.

I looked everywhere and didn't find anything that works.

Thank for helping

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Esteemed Legend

Splunk's _time field is very special. It is always in integer but this is obscured because it carries around this code with it at all times | fieldformat _time = strftime(_time, "%c"). Is your _time field an integer or is it human-formatted (it must be the former)?

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New Member

Hi,
I tried to look of my field is number or string as recommend.
I used eval type=typeof(_time) and in both indexes, mine and the _internal for example it was number.
Any other suggestions?

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