Splunk Search

How can I use the output from a previous search to use as a time range on my next search?

I have a filter that extracts the date and time just like below.

index=_server _raw="*completed*" | head 1 | eval end_time=strftime(max(_time), "%m/%d/%Y:%H:%M:%S")

But I would like to have another search that uses the date/time I got from the first search to my second search something like the below.

index=_server _raw="*completed*" | head 1 | eval end_time=strftime(max(_time), "%m/%d/%Y:%H:%M:%S") | append [search index=_server | where _time < end_time]
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SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

I can't test the following on a Splunk instance right now, but what about the other way around and using subsearches and "latest" instead:

index=_server  [ |search index=_server _raw="completed" | head 1 | rename _time as latest | return latest ]

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SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

I can't test the following on a Splunk instance right now, but what about the other way around and using subsearches and "latest" instead:

index=_server  [ |search index=_server _raw="completed" | head 1 | rename _time as latest | return latest ]

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Exactly what I need, 'return' is the key. Cheers!

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Communicator

I think you could use your search that identifies the end_time as in this example http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/6.1.2/SearchTutorial/Useasubsearch

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