Splunk Search

Sort rows in tables

ghnwmlguy
Explorer

The results of a report show the following in a table:

-variable value

-Allowed 1

-Allowed_Tagged 1

-Blocked 2

-Quarantined 1

-Total 10

-Viruses 5

How can I change the order of Rows so that 'Total' shows up at the bottom?

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sideview
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

One simple way, is to back up a bit and instead of reordering a field, just let the Splunk search language do all the totalling for you.

It looks like you're actually getting the 'total' from the data itself, so you'd have to take that out. If you cant take it out one way or another from the 'main search', you can take it out of your stats output manually with another search clause.

Once it's not in there you can safely use the 'addcoltotals' command (its really a part of 'addtotals' so you can read the docs for 'addtotals')

<main search> | stats sum(value) as mySum by variable | search variable!="Total" | addcoltotals fieldname=mySum label=Total labelfield=mySum

what's that doing is saying -- add up all the columns and put the totals in a new row at the bottom, then in that row, set the value of the 'mySum' field to 'Total'.

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sideview
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

One simple way, is to back up a bit and instead of reordering a field, just let the Splunk search language do all the totalling for you.

It looks like you're actually getting the 'total' from the data itself, so you'd have to take that out. If you cant take it out one way or another from the 'main search', you can take it out of your stats output manually with another search clause.

Once it's not in there you can safely use the 'addcoltotals' command (its really a part of 'addtotals' so you can read the docs for 'addtotals')

<main search> | stats sum(value) as mySum by variable | search variable!="Total" | addcoltotals fieldname=mySum label=Total labelfield=mySum

what's that doing is saying -- add up all the columns and put the totals in a new row at the bottom, then in that row, set the value of the 'mySum' field to 'Total'.

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ghnwmlguy
Explorer

search string:

| stats sum(value) by variable

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ghnwmlguy
Explorer

I played with the sort command a little but found that it only worked with columns in tables. My search string goes like this:

| stats sum(value) by variable
where the log entries contain "variable=value"

I looked a way to create a table in this 'thing' but couldn't find anything. Not sure if I really want to put up a screen shot.

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jrodman
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Does this thing support screenshots? If so it might help.

You can modify the search to use the sort command to re-order the results. If you are looking for interactive reordering, I'm not aware of such a facility.

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