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I have the search:

index="weblogs" filter_result!="-" useragent="* (compatible; MSIE 10.6; )" OR useragent=" (compatible; MSIE 10.0; )" OR useragent=" (compatible; MSIE 9.0; )" OR useragent=" (compatible; MSIE 8.0; )" OR useragent=" (compatible; MSIE 7.0b; )" OR useragent=" (compatible; MSIE 7.0; )" OR useragent=" (compatible; MSIE 6.1; )" OR useragent=" (compatible; MSIE 6.01; )" OR useragent=" (compatible; MSIE 6.0b; ) OR useragent=" (compatible; MSIE 6.0; *)" | top limit=10000 useragent

What I need is to get every event under each useragent string to show up as a combined total for each type (MSIE 10.6) would be the total count of every variation that had MSIE 10.6 in its useragent string...and the same thing for MSIE 10.0, etc, etc, etc.. There will be more browser types in there once I get this working. Ultimately, I am trying to create a pie chart, for a dashboard, that will show all the browser types (or the top 20) that view our sites.

I am not interested in any apps at this time.

Thanks for the help!

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I'm going to go ahead and ignore your statement that you're not interested in apps. User-agent string parsing is a nightmare and if you try to build your own solution you're doomed to spend the next couple of months making constant changes because there's just so many weird variations of what a user-agent string looks like. You really should be using the user agent parser app instead - http://apps.splunk.com/app/1007

All it is is a very very handy lookup that will do all the work for you. But of course, you're still free to take the build-your-own-and-deal-with-months-of-frustration solution 😉


Also, this app is FREE - it costs you nothing to try it!!

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Do not easy to write event image input and output?

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