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Creating Conditional based on date (2 days)

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I want to create a conditional that is based on date, so for example I have a table that will show you the last time a device checked in 4-21-2017, I want to make a conditional that will only activate if a device has not checked in for 2 days (So that device would trigger my conditional)

|inputlookup blah.csv |rename mac as Mac_Address |rename "Las HW Scan" as  Last_HW_Scan |table  Mac_Address Last_HW_Scan 

Example data:
00-13-5F-ED-A3-21   4/24/2016 1:37  
00-13-5E-ED-A2-24   4/2/2017 9:59
00-13-5F-ED-A1-27   4/3/2017 9:58

So the conditional would fire 2 of the 3 here. Where time(now+2d) < LastHWScan something along those lines.

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You basically have it there, just switch around the equation so that the field being compared is on the left and the calculated value on the right. You can use either the search verb or the where verb in this case.

| where Last_HW_Scan < relative_time(now(),"-2d")

This assumes that LastHWScan is recognizable to splunk as a date-time field in epoch format. Otherwise you will need to convert it.

| eval Last_HW_Scan_Epoch = strptime(Last_HW_Scan,"%m/%d/%Y %H:%M")
| where Last_HW_Scan_Epoch < relative_time(now(),"-2d")

Either of the above lets through only the records that are older than 2 days old to the second.

If you want only those which are more than two calendar days old, then use relative_time(now(),"-2d@d"), which will give you the epoch-format moment that two days ago began, as of GMT/UTC. If you want midnight local, for example in CST, then you would need to adjust again for the hours from UTC... something like relative_time(relative_time(now(),"-2d@d"),"-5h").

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You basically have it there, just switch around the equation so that the field being compared is on the left and the calculated value on the right. You can use either the search verb or the where verb in this case.

| where Last_HW_Scan < relative_time(now(),"-2d")

This assumes that LastHWScan is recognizable to splunk as a date-time field in epoch format. Otherwise you will need to convert it.

| eval Last_HW_Scan_Epoch = strptime(Last_HW_Scan,"%m/%d/%Y %H:%M")
| where Last_HW_Scan_Epoch < relative_time(now(),"-2d")

Either of the above lets through only the records that are older than 2 days old to the second.

If you want only those which are more than two calendar days old, then use relative_time(now(),"-2d@d"), which will give you the epoch-format moment that two days ago began, as of GMT/UTC. If you want midnight local, for example in CST, then you would need to adjust again for the hours from UTC... something like relative_time(relative_time(now(),"-2d@d"),"-5h").

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