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How to convert several custom time formats to a single format?

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I have log lines stating service up/downtime in several slightly differing human readable formats where the hour and min suffixes can be either hr|hrs and min|mins. For example:

28hrs:22mins:21sec
0hr:22mins:21sec
0hr:0min:21sec
2hrs:0min:21secs

What would be the easiest / most efficient way to extract this field into more conventional format like HH:MM:SS (or even to seconds) hopefully using transforms.conf? I think we could do it by extracting the hours, mins and seconds into their own fields and then evaluating into a calculated field? But anything simpler?

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Explorer

Answering myself: got it working to HH:MM:SS with a calculated field

replace(status_time, "hrs|hr|mins|min|sec","")

where status_time was the previously extracted up/downtime. Obvioulsy could then use convert function to go to seconds if needed.

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