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Is the time range for search inclusive or exclusive

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Hi,

When I search using the Python API and provide earliest_time and latest_time, I guess it is an inclusive range, but can anyone confirm with documentation?

Thanks!

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Earliest is inclusive, latest is exclusive. In math terms, [earliest, latest).
It has to be one of each, else events would be missed or doubled if you schedule a search over an hour time range every hour.
Logically, -d@d to @d then gives you "everything with a date of yesterday and any time" - sounds very sane to me.

The docs aren't very explicit on that, the bottom example backs this up here though: http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/6.4.2/Search/Specifytimemodifiersinyoursearch#Examples_o...

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SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Earliest is inclusive, latest is exclusive. In math terms, [earliest, latest).
It has to be one of each, else events would be missed or doubled if you schedule a search over an hour time range every hour.
Logically, -d@d to @d then gives you "everything with a date of yesterday and any time" - sounds very sane to me.

The docs aren't very explicit on that, the bottom example backs this up here though: http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/6.4.2/Search/Specifytimemodifiersinyoursearch#Examples_o...

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