Splunk Search

How to create a single scheduled search that will trigger an alert only if the current search result differs from the previous result?

bluei
Explorer

Hi,

I have a periodic search looking for a specific pattern in the logs and assign status to the result:

...|eval status=if(count=0,"not found","found")

Is there a way to raise an alert only in the case that the latest search's status value differs from the status returned by the previous one?
I mean, without having two alerts set with different triggers, but based on the same search (which will need to be run twice in this case).

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bluei
Explorer

Thank you vganjare,

You gave me the direction which actually led me to an idea to enable summary indexing on this search.
This way I can compare current result with the latest indexed (i.e. previous).

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bluei
Explorer

Thank you vganjare,

You gave me the direction which actually led me to an idea to enable summary indexing on this search.
This way I can compare current result with the latest indexed (i.e. previous).

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vganjare
Builder

Hi,

You can use lookups for storing the intermidiate status. Compare the intermidiate result (from lookup) against the current search results. Accordingly, alearts can be triggered.

Thanks!!

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