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How to convert a plain text field to a time format?

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Hi, i have a field in my logs that is date and time but it is in plain text not in time format. The field looks like this "Field=(Y/M/D h.m)".

Any suggestion how i can convert it so i can use it in time based queries?


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To convert the time field at index time, edit the TIME_FORMAT attribute in your props.conf file. You may need to adjust other settings as well.

TIME_FORMAT = %Y/%m/%d %H.%M

To convert the time field at search time, use the strptime function.

... | eval ts = strptime(field, "%Y/%m/%d %H.%M") | ...
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