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How to use a wildcard in a where clause?

rndp89
Explorer

I am using the search below to shunt "ORA-00001" from a set of log files. This search works fine for just one log file.

index=xyz* NOT [search index=xyz* "*ORA-00001*" | WHERE source="/logs/sit/camel-audit.log"] 

but when I put a wildcard in the where clause, it doesn't work. Could you please help me on how to use wildcard in a where clause?

index=xyz* NOT [search index=xyz* "*ORA-00001*" | WHERE source="/logs/*/camel-audit.log"] 
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richgalloway
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

@ctaf's comment is a good one, but if you insist on using the where command you can't use wildcards. Try like, instead.

index=xyz* NOT [search index=xyz* "ORA-00001" | WHERE like(source,"/logs/%/camel-audit.log")]

Notice the like command uses SQL-style wildcards.

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richgalloway
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

@ctaf's comment is a good one, but if you insist on using the where command you can't use wildcards. Try like, instead.

index=xyz* NOT [search index=xyz* "ORA-00001" | WHERE like(source,"/logs/%/camel-audit.log")]

Notice the like command uses SQL-style wildcards.

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If this reply helps you, Karma would be appreciated.

rndp89
Explorer

thanks! it worked.

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richgalloway
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Please accept the answer.

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ctaf
Contributor

Hello,

Why using a where clause?
You could just do:
index=xyz* NOT [search index=xyz* "ORA-00001" source="/logs/*/camel-audit.log"]

And perhaps even simpler:
index=xyz* NOT ("ORA-00001" AND source="/logs/*/camel-audit.log")

rndp89
Explorer

thank you .

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