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Help with a nested search not returning any data

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I am running a nested search but does not return any data.

However, when I run the search separately it does.

The full search with no results is:

index="f5-default" [search index="cisco_asa" host="192.168.5.x" dest_ip="172.16.5.57" 
| stats count by session_id src_ip | where count=2 | dedup src_ip | rename src_ip as IP | table IP]

But my first search:

index="cisco_asa" host="192.168.5.2" dest_ip="172.16.5.57" src_ip!="208.94.147.100" src_ip="40.77.167.108"

| stats count by session_id src_ip | where count=2 | dedup src_ip | rename src_ip as IP | table IP

or

index="f5-default" 

I get events.

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Esteemed Legend

Your search assumes that the field with the IPAddress in index="f5-default" is named IP which evidently it is not (otherwise it would DEFINITELY work). Fix the | rename src_ip AS IP to the correct field name.

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Esteemed Legend

Your search assumes that the field with the IPAddress in index="f5-default" is named IP which evidently it is not (otherwise it would DEFINITELY work). Fix the | rename src_ip AS IP to the correct field name.

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Motivator

Does the index f5-default have a field named IP?

You could try getting your subsearch to return a plain text filter like this

index="f5-default" [search index="cisco_asa" host="192.168.5.x" dest_ip="172.16.5.57"
  | stats count by session_id src_ip 
  | where count=2 
  | dedup src_ip 
  | fields src_ip
  | rename src_ip as search]

Documentation here - https://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/SplunkCloud/8.0.0/Search/Changetheformatofsubsearchresults

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SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Subsearches become literal text in their main searches. If the subsearch results in 3 IP addresses like 10.2.3.4, 10.3.4.5, 10.4.5.6 then the full search will be index="f5-default 10.2.3.4 10.3.4.5 10.4.5.6 which means all three IP addresses have to be present in an event to show up. Try this query:

index="f5-default" [search index="cisco_asa" host="192.168.5.x" dest_ip="172.16.5.57"
| stats count by session_id src_ip | where count=2 | dedup src_ip | rename src_ip as IP | fields IP | format]

The format command adds OR operators between the results so you get a final search that looks like index="f5-default (IP=10.2.3.4 OR IP=10.3.4.5 OR IP=10.4.5.6), which should work better.

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