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How to add x-axis labels show on a timechart when data contains epoch time?

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Hi, I am still fairly new in Splunk as I just started last week. Any help is appreciated!!

This is what i currently have now in my search:

index=_* OR index=* source="live logs.zip:.\\tenant_1.tgz:.\\tenant_1/application_24978294676695149906/application.log" sourcetype="tenant_1/application_00247908011074894418/application" | eval TIME=strftime(timeStamp_Temperature, "%d-%m-%Y %H:%M:%S")  | search TIME!="31-12-9999 23:59:59" | timechart span=1h last(TIME) as TIME by temperature_value    | eval  threshold = 30 

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The search produced this (Above) but this isn't what I want.

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This is what I want but I require the graph to show the axis time labels (P.s this search is based from using Table but I read in the documentation that it requires timechart to work)

May I know what I did wrong here?

Thanks in advance!

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1 Solution

Esteemed Legend

You are massively overcomplicating the situation. Try this (just TRY it, without modifying it):

 index=_* OR index=* source="live logs.zip:.\\tenant_1.tgz:.\\tenant_1/application_24978294676695149906/application.log" sourcetype="tenant_1/application_00247908011074894418/application"
| timechart span=1h avg(temperature_value)

If this doesn't look right, then add this line BEFORE the timechart line:

| eval _time=timeStamp_Temperature

Also, you might prefer min or max to avg (which is what the error was trying to tell you: you have to have a stats function applied to your field name).

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Esteemed Legend

You are massively overcomplicating the situation. Try this (just TRY it, without modifying it):

 index=_* OR index=* source="live logs.zip:.\\tenant_1.tgz:.\\tenant_1/application_24978294676695149906/application.log" sourcetype="tenant_1/application_00247908011074894418/application"
| timechart span=1h avg(temperature_value)

If this doesn't look right, then add this line BEFORE the timechart line:

| eval _time=timeStamp_Temperature

Also, you might prefer min or max to avg (which is what the error was trying to tell you: you have to have a stats function applied to your field name).

View solution in original post

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SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

1) Okay, you didn't tell us what you want the graph to tell you, and your code is confusing, so we're a bit in the dark.

2) When using timechart, the x axis is always based on the value of the field _time. Whatever aggregate function you use determines the Y value, and the BY field breaks the graph up into multiple series.

3) Do you really want just the last time that each particular temperature_value occurred? That could be as simple as this...

Your search
| dedup temperature_value
| eval _time=timeStamp_Temperature
| timechart span=1h count by temperature_value

4) On the other hand, if you want to know how many times a particular temperature was hit in each hour, that would be even simpler, like this...

Your search
| eval _time=timeStamp_Temperature
| timechart span=1h count by temperature_value

5) and if you wanted the temperatures grouped into buckets or bins, for example 5 degree ranges, then you could do this:

Your search
| eval _time=timeStamp_Temperature
| bin temperature_value span=5
| timechart span=1h count by temperature_value

If none of those are what you are looking for, then please describe what you want the graph to show, and we'll get you sorted out.

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New Member

Hi DalJeanis,

First of all, thank you for replying to my question!

After looking at points 1 and 2, I realized what I actually needed. I require the graph to just show the temperatures (y axis) vs time (x axis). my index contains a series of temperatures recorded at every 3sec time interval (this is what I want to show)

index=_* OR index=* source="live logs.zip:.\\tenant_1.tgz:.\\tenant_1/application_24978294676695149906/application.log" sourcetype="tenant_1/application_00247908011074894418/application" | eval TIME=strftime(timeStamp_Temperature, "%d-%m-%Y %H:%M:%S")  |

TIME will convert my epoch time to time in "%d-%m-%Y %H:%M:%S" which is the label i need (with reference to ss-wrong.png - first picture's x axis)

Hence, I am not sure how to write the timechart query such that i can get temp vs time graph.
I tried timechart span=1h temperature_value by _time but it throws an error that I need to add an aggregate function before temperature_value field. Is there any way to not alter the temperature values from the indexed dataset but at the same time use timechart to show time labels on the x-axis?

Thank you!!!

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