Splunk Search

Count By Date

gn694
Communicator

I have a search created, and want to get a count of the events returned by date. I know the date and time is stored in time, but I dont want to Count By _time, because I only care about the date, not the time. Is there a way to get the date out of _time (I tried to build a rex, but it didnt work..)
I also tried to do a count based on date_mday, but when adding that I got no results returned (nor did I get any results when I just added something like date_mday > 1 to the search string) - seems like the date
fields are not populated for me (in this case, these are events from the Windows System log.)

Any suggestions on how to count by date?

thankx.

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yannK
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Convert _time to a date in the needed format.

* | convert timeformat="%Y-%m-%d" ctime(_time) AS date | stats count by date

see http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/5.0.3/SearchReference/Convert

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idaaa
Explorer
  • | eval date=strftime(_time, "%y-%m-%d") | stats count by date
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yannK
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Convert _time to a date in the needed format.

* | convert timeformat="%Y-%m-%d" ctime(_time) AS date | stats count by date

see http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/5.0.3/SearchReference/Convert

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dkhiggs
Engager

"%F" is equivalent to "%Y-%m-%d"

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gn694
Communicator

Thank you!!!

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hoanlq
Engager

Thanks a lot

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