I'm receiving the following error message on a search: Error in 'eval' command: Failed to parse the provided arguments. Usage: eval dest_key = expression
The expression is a search macro that takes a string parameter and returns a message based on a regex match using a case statement which uses the match function.
This statement was working at one point, and then I started getting the error. Any ideas?
You are missing an end/right-parenthesis ")" that I highlight in
match($message$, "Some Message"
match($message$, "Another Message:"), 500,
match($message$, "Yet Another Message:"), 500
If this was the problem, do click "Accept" on the answer to close it.
Also, the "ExtractFriendlyMetricName" listed above is a similar case statement and it works fine.
Here's the search:
sourcetype="SRCTYPE" hoursago=1 | `InetServiceCallsSearch` | eval Metric=`ExtractFriendlyMetricName(Message)` | eval SLA=`GetActivitySLA(Message)` | stats count as "Count", avg(elapsedTime) as "Average", p95(elapsedTime) as "95th Percentile", max(SLA) as "SLA" by Metric
The eval that's blowing up is
GetActivitySLA, listed below:
case ( match($message$, "Some Message", 500, match($message$, "Another Message:"), 500, match($message$, "Yet Another Message:"), 500 )
If I extract the macro body and place it directly into the search it works fine:
eval SLA=case (...)
Agreed with southeringtonp - please post the search and also the macros it uses.
Posting the actual search would go a long way toward getting a useful answer. Please edit your question above to provide more detail.