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Is there a way to count the series of consecutive identical events that are interrupted by another event?

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Hello,

Is there a way to count the series of consecutive identical events that are interrupted by another event?

Something like that:
data:
seq#;Event
1;A
2;A

3;B
4;B
5;B
6;A
7;B
8;B
9;A
10;A
11;B
the result should look like:
consecutive Event | count
A | 2
B | 3
A | 1
B | 2
A | 2
B | 1

thx

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Re: Is there a way to count the series of consecutive identical events that are interrupted by another event?

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Hi harald_leitl

if you want to count the series of consecutive identical events then you can use the below query to get the result.

index="myindex" sourcetype=access_combined | stats count by _raw
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please replace with sourcetype=mysourcetypename over there. thank you

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Re: Is there a way to count the series of consecutive identical events that are interrupted by another event?

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i'm sorry, but that's not what i'm looking for. I want a result like that:
consecutive Event | count
A | 2 --> first series A seq#1+seq#2 = 2
B | 3 --> first series B seq#3+seq#4+seq#5 = 3
A | 1 --> 2nd series A seq#6 = 1
B | 2 --> 2nd series B seq#7+seq#8 = 2
A | 2 --> 3rd series A seq#9+seq#10=2
B | 1 --> 3rd series B seq#11 = 1

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Re: Is there a way to count the series of consecutive identical events that are interrupted by another event?

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Hi harald_leitl,

If you want to count a particular keyword or word from the events then you can use the below query :

 index=myindexname | rex field=_raw max_match=0 "(?<fieldTag>your keyword to search)" 
 | stats count by fieldTag
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Re: Is there a way to count the series of consecutive identical events that are interrupted by another event?

Path Finder

as I said I don't want to count the events like:
count(A)|count(B)
5 | 6

what I want is to count the series of identical events that are interrupted by an other event. as described above.
I want a result like:
consecutive Event | count
A | 2
B | 3
A | 1
B | 2
A | 2
B | 1

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Re: Is there a way to count the series of consecutive identical events that are interrupted by another event?

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Hi,

Assuming your fields are named "seq" and "Event" and look like the first table you mentioned below, this should work:

 your base search here
| sort seq
| streamstats current=f window=1 max(Event) as Previous_Event
| eval isConsecutive = if (Event == Previous_Event, 1, 0)
| streamstats count as count by Event reset_before=(isConsecutive==0)
| streamstats count(eval(isConsecutive==0)) as transaction_id
| stats max(count) as Consecutive by Event, transaction_id
| sort transaction_id
| fields - transaction_id
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Re: Is there a way to count the series of consecutive identical events that are interrupted by another event?

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I'm using 6.2.4, unfortunately the reset_before available in that version.

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Re: Is there a way to count the series of consecutive identical events that are interrupted by another event?

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This will do it:

For mockup:

|noop| stats count AS Event | eval Event="A,A,B,B,B,A,B,B,A,A,B" | makemv delim="," Event | mvexpand Event

For the work

| autoregress Event | eval sameAsNext=if(Event=Event_p1,1,0) | streamstats current=t count(eval(sameAsNext=0)) AS sessionID | eventstats count AS inArowCount BY sessionID | search sameAsNext=0 | fields Event inArowCount

You may need to change Event to _raw, depending how your "events" are created.

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Re: Is there a way to count the series of consecutive identical events that are interrupted by another event?

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Hi, did any of the comments below help you on this?
If yes, can you mark it as answered?
If not, is there any else we can do to help?
Unanswered questions make me sad 😞

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