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Include zero in the average

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Splunkers!

I'm not able to solve a strange issue...

Basically, the stats avg() is omitting values in the calculation.

Code is the following:

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| fillnull Incident_Duration,Unavailabilty_Month value=0
| stats avg(Incident_Duration) as Incident_Avg, avg(Unavailabilty_Month) as Unavailabilty_Avg by ReqMonthAva, AppID

So, null value are transformed into 0 in the table resulting from the previous search, but avg function is not considering them while processing IncidentAvg and UnavailabiltyAvg

Seems to me very strange... how can i solve?

Tks in advance!

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SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

can you try

 <<search>>

 | fillnull
 | stats avg(Incident_Duration) as Incident_Avg, avg(Unavailabilty_Month) as Unavailabilty_Avg by ReqMonthAva, AppID

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Super Champion

can you try:

 ..|eval Incident_Duration=tonumber(Incident_Duration), Unavailabilty_Month=tonumber(Unavailabilty_Month)
 | fillnull Incident_Duration,Unavailabilty_Month value=0
 | stats avg(Incident_Duration) as Incident_Avg, avg(Unavailabilty_Month) as Unavailabilty_Avg by ReqMonthAva, AppID

i think it might be that your values are strings and not numbers. using this runanywhere command: |makeresults|eval data=" ,2,1,4,6"|makemv delim="," data|mvexpand data|eval with_zero=tonumber(data)|fillnull with_zero value=0|stats avg(data) avg(with_zero), the values are different.

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Path Finder

See above, the problem was related to <> values in ReqMonthAva.

Tks!
Carmine

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SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

can you try

 <<search>>

 | fillnull
 | stats avg(Incident_Duration) as Incident_Avg, avg(Unavailabilty_Month) as Unavailabilty_Avg by ReqMonthAva, AppID

View solution in original post

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Path Finder

It works!

I found the root problem... basically RegMonthAva had some <> value (corresponding with <> values for Unavailabilitymonth and IncidentDuration).

With | fillnull i solve the problem.

Tks!

Carmine

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SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

I am glad that my solution helped you to get the desired results. I am converting my comment to an answer. Accept/upvote it if this is an answer to your question!

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