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Monthly event count


I'm trying to get a monthly event count for all indexed data on a splunk server. I've searched on how to do it, but I've had no luck. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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The timechart command that Ziegfried gave you will give you the best performance. Make sure you run this in the "Advanced Charting" view with the "Enable Preview" checkbox un-checked.

Really though, the best way to do this will only work going forward.

Create a saved search that runs at the end of each month and summarizes the following result:

| eventcount summarize=false | stats sum(count) as count

Give it a marker like "monthly_event_count". You can then use several techniques such as the 'delta', 'eval', 'timechart', or 'stats' command to create a monthly event count. Here is an example using delta:

index=summary marker="monthly_event_count" earliest=-3m@m | delta count as count


Thanks all! I appreciate the input and the prompt feedback. I will follow your advise.

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* | timechart span=1mon count


* | stats count by date_month, date_year


Thanks ziegfried,

That works; however the query take forever to run. I was hoping that info is also stored somewhere in the metrics logs, hence quicker to query.

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