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Issue with the AVG however min and max work fine.

Engager

Hello, 

I am using the stats command however the AVG shows as being blank yet min and max works fine:

 

Index=index_ test source= “Test” host= “Testhost” |stats AVG(timetaken) as AVG

 

any help would be greatly appreciated 😀.

thanks 

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Champion

Hi

ensure that this field is numeric. You check if from left side panel, interesting fields and check if there is “#” or “a” before it. # means numeric and a means character. If it’s character then there could be a space before or after the number. This can solve e.g.

eval timetaken = tonumber(trim(timetaken))

r. Ismo

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Engager

Hi, the field is a character and has hours,minutes, seconds and milliseconds. I have tried your eval however still get the same results. 

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Champion

As the avg works only for numbers you must first convert your time field to numeric. You should use strptime with correct format string to numeric then calculate avg for it and in the last step you could convert it back to the time string with strftime function with correct format string. More about those functions https://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/8.0.5/SearchReference/DateandTimeFunctions

r. Ismo

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Engager

Still having a bit of trouble with this the format is 00:00:00:000000?

 

thanks 

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Champion

Can you give some sample events?

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Engager

The field I need to find the adverge for is TimeTaken=00:00:00:0000000.

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Champion

Updated my previous example with change . -> : Did it work now?

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Champion

You could convert this to epoch with next example:

 

| makeresults
| eval foo = "00:00:00:0000000"
| eval bar = strptime (foo, "%H:%M:%S:%7Q")
| eval foobar = strftime (bar, "%H:%M:%S:%7Q")
| table foo bar foobar

 

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