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Combine separate fields to a single MV field?

pbarbuto
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As far as I know using mvcommand only creates an MV field out of values from a single field. In a column for example. I need to combine several fields to a single MV_field but all these fields have different names. 

For example, I have field1, field2, field3. And I need a single MV_field containing values for all of them. Also, it would nice if this could be dynamic in a way that I can combine 'field*' to 'MV_field' with all the values.

I am able to accomplish combining the different fields using evals mvappend function, but it doesn't take wildcards.  

Example, "| eval MV_field=mvappend(field1,field2,field3)" works. But there isn't always the same amount of fields. 

It would be really nice to be able to do "| eval MV_field=mvappend(field*)" to simply catch all that exist and throw them in a single MV_field.

Is this possible?

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richgalloway
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I believe mvappend is the right command.  You just need a way to apply to a variable number of fields.  Try the foreach command for that.

| eval MV_field = ""
| foreach field* [ eval MV_field = mvappend(MV_field, <<FIELD>>) ]

 

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pbarbuto
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yup that'll do it. Thanks! 

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richgalloway
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

I believe mvappend is the right command.  You just need a way to apply to a variable number of fields.  Try the foreach command for that.

| eval MV_field = ""
| foreach field* [ eval MV_field = mvappend(MV_field, <<FIELD>>) ]

 

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