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How to edit my eval statement to resolve "Error in 'eval' command: Regex: nothing to repeat"?

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Hello all,

I'm trying to filter some event by their Summary. I just want to distinguish when they have the word Maintenance and catalogue the rest as "other".

My eval statement is this:

eval camp = if(match(Summary,"*Planned*"),"mainten","other") | top limit=50 Summary,camp

I'm trying with Planned because if I put "maintenance", I get this error:

Error in 'eval' command: Regex: nothing to repeat 

but there can be planned and emergency maintenances and I want all of them as the same group.

Any idea why and how can I resolve this error?

Thank you in advance.

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You don't need * in your match. Match matches the string with wild cards.

Try using

 eval camp = if(match(Summary,"Planned"),"mainten","other") | top limit=50 Summary,camp

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SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

You don't need * in your match. Match matches the string with wild cards.

Try using

 eval camp = if(match(Summary,"Planned"),"mainten","other") | top limit=50 Summary,camp

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Contributor

Thank you! 🙂 It works now

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