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After the events received, how to identify the events receiving date & time?

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Hey rossikwan...can we get a little more information here. What is the data you are trying to put into splunk and let us know what it is displaying as date and time?
Regards Vince

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Are you asking how Splunk assigns a timestamp to events coming into Splunk?

See the documentation at http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/latest/Data/HowSplunkextractstimestamps

Splunk uses the following precedence rules to assign timestamps to events:

  1. Splunk looks for a time or date in the event itself using an explicit TIMEFORMAT, if provided. You configure TIMEFORMAT in props.conf.

  2. If no TIMEFORMAT was configured for the data, Splunk attempts to automatically identify a time or date in the event itself. It uses the event's source type (which includes TIMEFORMAT information) to try to find the timestamp.

  3. If an event doesn't have a time or date, Splunk uses the timestamp from the most recent previous event of the same source.

  4. If no events in a source have a date, Splunk tries to find one in the source name or file name. (This requires that the events have a time, even though they don't have a date.)

  5. For file sources, if no time or date can be identified in the file name, Splunk uses the file's modification time.

  6. As a last resort, Splunk sets the timestamp to the current system time when indexing each event.

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Path Finder

Thanks and could there a method to show when did that event indexed in Splunk?

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This information is available in the field _indextime. To make it "visible" for whatever purpose you're using it for you might want to use eval. For instance

... | eval indextime=_indextime | convert ctime(indextime) | table indextime