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Eval command on a field with multiple words

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I want to use the eval command to create another field using an existing field. However, the existing field has multiple words. Normally, I would use quotation marks around the field, but eval treats that as a string.

|eval newfield="My Old Field"

This code would simple use the string "my Old Field" instead of values from a field called "My Old Field". How do i fix this?

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|eval newfield=$My Old Field$

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Another way is to use single quotes for field names with difficult characters:

eval newfield='My Old Field'

Note that this works in eval and where clauses, but quoting in search commands in general is inconsistent.

Contributor

Great, this works for advanced XML dashboards

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|eval newfield=$My Old Field$

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Contributor

Great, it works 🙂

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