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How to get datetime of file on basis of its generation not upload

Generally splunk indexes the events on basis of upload date-time. I want to it to get indexed on basis of its generation time.

Please Help...!!!

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Hi harshal_chakranarayan,

Splunk uses the following precedence rules to assign time stamps to events:

  1. Splunk looks for a time or date in the event itself using an explicit TIME_FORMAT, if provided. You configure TIME_FORMAT in props.conf.

  2. If no TIME_FORMAT was configured for the data, Splunk attempts to automatically identify a time or date in the event itself. It uses the event's source type (which includes TIME_FORMAT information) to try to find the timestamp.

  3. If an event doesn't have a time or date, Splunk uses the timestamp from the most recent previous event of the same source.

  4. If no events in a source have a date, Splunk tries to find one in the source name or file name. (This requires that the events have a time, even though they don't have a date.)

  5. For file sources, if no date can be identified in the file name, Splunk uses the file's modification time.

  6. As a last resort, Splunk sets the timestamp to the current system time when indexing each event.

kudos go to docs team for this

cheers, MuS


do your events have timestamps on them?

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