I inserted a search command in a splunk search app as follows :
sourcetype="sexuality" | replace "Yan Yi" with jtyi in partner.
The partner field value did change but when i refresh and view the search results i saw that the new value did not replace the old value for the partner field.
How do i make sure that the field value is being replaced permanently each time i do this?
Once the raw data is indexed, there is no changing it. So any permanent modifications would have to happen at index time. This docs page has som information on changing the raw data at index-time: http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/latest/Data/Anonymizedatausingconfigurationfiles
No, there is not. The raw data is simply the incoming events, so the concept of changing it using a separate call doesn't exist. The only changes that can be made to the raw data is achieved by defining this in Splunk's configuration files, as is described in the link I posted.