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Issue adding a symbol after a field value

UMDTERPS
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The following previous splunk thread works fine:

https://community.splunk.com/t5/Archive/Insert-sign-for-each-result-in-a-specific-column/m-p/149167


| eval sensor = sensor + " %"
51%


However,  if the field name has a space, it does not work:

| eval "System Outlook" = "System Outlook" + " %"
System Outlook %

 

I'm assuming it needs some sort of backslash escaping? (I've tried a bunch of ways). I know I can just rename it without the space, but I want to keep the space.

Any ideas?

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bowesmana
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When using field names with non standard characters, you need to use single quotes on the right hand side of the eval statement, i.e.

| eval "System Outlook" = 'System Outlook' + " %"

 

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bowesmana
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When using field names with non standard characters, you need to use single quotes on the right hand side of the eval statement, i.e.

| eval "System Outlook" = 'System Outlook' + " %"

 

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UMDTERPS
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Perfect, that worked!

 

Thanks!😀

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