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Convert seconds into hours, minutes and seconds

Simon
Contributor

Hi all

I'm not sure if somebody already asked a question like mine.
How can I convert a field containing a duartion (not a timestamp!) in seconds into hours, minutes and seconds?
E.g.:

3855s --> 1h 4min 15s

Thanks
Simon

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jotne
Path Finder

This is a smal and good solution.

| eval time=tostring(filed_with_seconds, "duration")

 

This will convert 134 to 00:02:14

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lguinn2
Legend

There is an easier way! Assume that the field is named secs

yoursearchhere
| convert rmunit(secs) as numSecs
| eval stringSecs=tostring(numSecs,"duration")
| eval stringSecs = replace(stringSecs,"(\d+)\:(\d+)\:(\d+)","\1h \2min \3s")

The resulting formatted string is called stringSecs, although you could use the original field name in the last eval.
BTW I would leave off the last eval and see if that will work for you.

tallpaulf
Engager

I realise this is getting a bit old, but in case it helps someone else (like this helped me!), I'll share my extension of this answer.

I wanted to include days in the result, and remove leading zeroes from terms, and leading terms if they were zero. This is my query:

| eval string_dur = tostring(round(secs), "duration") 
| eval formatted_dur = replace(string_dur,"(?:(\d+)\+)?0?(\d+):0?(\d+):0?(\d+)","\1d \2h \3m \4s")
| eval result=replace(formatted_dur, "^d (0h (0m )?)?","") 

Sample results (including intermediate strings):

secs         string_dur   formatted_dur    result
-----------  -----------  ---------------  ---------------
      2.000  00:00:02     d 0h 0m 2s       2s  
     12.500  00:00:13     d 0h 0m 13s      13s  
    144.333  00:02:24     d 0h 2m 24s      2m 24s  
   1728.250  00:28:48     d 0h 28m 48s     28m 48s  
  20736.200  05:45:36     d 5h 45m 36s     5h 45m 36s  
 248832.167  2+21:07:12   2d 21h 7m 12s    2d 21h 7m 12s  
2985984.143  34+13:26:24  34d 13h 26m 24s  34d 13h 26m 24s  

andygerber
Path Finder

Note that this does not work if numSecs=0, as tostring returns 00:00:00 and the regex does not match.

| convert rmunit(secs) as numSecs
| eval stringSecs=tostring(numSecs,"duration")
| eval stringSecs = replace(stringSecs,"(\d+)\:(\d+)\:(\d+)","\1h \2min \3s")

add

| convert rmunit(secs) as numSecs
| eval stringSecs=tostring(numSecs,"duration")
| eval stringSecs=case(stringSecs="00:00:00", "0+0:0:0", 0=0, stringSecs)
| eval stringSecs = replace(stringSecs,"(\d+)\:(\d+)\:(\d+)","\1h \2min \3s")

fixed it, not especially elegant...

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mrickert91
New Member

this is awesome, thanks!

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sheshanath
Loves-to-Learn Lots

Use eval() and then try to convert into h:m:s

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rijom
Explorer

Broken link 😞

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yeasuh
Community Manager
Community Manager
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cmeisch
Explorer

Looks like the link is no longer working or never worked in the past (there isnt a splunk-base.splunk.com anymore it seams.

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Xe03kfp
Path Finder

Simon -- Your macro: sla-sec2time(2) is that the name of your index source? I need the same, per the below, and currently have a Days Hours Minutes Seconds column! 😞 sigh.

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Simon
Contributor

For those who're interested, see my macro (macros.conf):

[sla-sec2time(2)]
args = seconds,output_field
definition = eval sec2time_days=floor($seconds$/24/3600) | eval sec2time_hours=floor(($seconds$/3600)-(sec2time_days*24)) | eval sec2time_minutes = floor(($seconds$ / 60) - (sec2time_days*60*24) - (sec2time_hours * 60)) | eval sec2time_seconds = floor($seconds$ - (sec2time_days*3600*24) - (sec2time_hours * 3600) - (sec2time_minutes * 60)) | strcat sec2time_days " days " sec2time_hours "h " sec2time_minutes "m " sec2time_seconds "s" $output_field$
iseval = 0

Simon
Contributor

I think a macro will do it. Thanks for your answer!

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sdaniels
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Not that I am aware of. I guess you could create your own custom search command but i don't know how much easier this makes your searches. Probably not worth it.

http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/5.0/AdvancedDev/SearchScripts

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Simon
Contributor

Hi
Thanx, so far I've seen this post already which worked fine. I was wondering if there's a built-in function available in the meantime.

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