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Error in 'where' command: The expression is malformed. Expected ).

sumarri
Path Finder

So I am creating a dashboard and I keep getting this error: 

Error in 'where' command: The expression is malformed. Expected ).

This is what I have:

| loadjob savedsearch="name:search:cust_info"
| where AccountType IN ($AccountType$)

 

I created a multiselect filter on AccountType and I want the SPL to query on those selected. 

What could I be missing or another way to achieve this query to filter on AccountType?

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sumarri
Path Finder

I have soled the issue. 

 

I needed to add quotes to the AccountType:

| where AccountType IN ("$AccountType$")

 

I also needed to change the delimiter:

<delimiter>,</delimiter>

 

This solved the problem for me! Thank you!

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sumarri
Path Finder

I have soled the issue. 

 

I needed to add quotes to the AccountType:

| where AccountType IN ("$AccountType$")

 

I also needed to change the delimiter:

<delimiter>,</delimiter>

 

This solved the problem for me! Thank you!

richgalloway
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

The IN operator only works in the search command.  In where you must use the in function.

| loadjob savedsearch="name:search:cust_info"
| where in(AccountType,$AccountType$)

 

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sumarri
Path Finder

Hey! I still get the same error. But thank you for trying! Let me know if something else clicks. Thank you.

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richgalloway
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

What does the $AccountType$ token expand to?

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sumarri
Path Finder

So, it is expected to get the AccountTypes selected from the user on the dashboard from the multiselect filter. 

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