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krvamsireddy
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Hi ,

how to change the below raw time field to yyyy-mm-dd hh:mm:ss

2020-09-09T18:21:12.2685607Z

am using the below query and didnt get any result 

eval time = strftime(activityDateTime,"%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S")

Can someone please help

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thambisetty
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@krvamsireddy 

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thambisetty
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strftime is used to convert unix timestamp to human readable format.

you should use strptime to convert time which is already in human readable format if you need to format it.

| makeresults | eval activityDateTime="2020-09-09T18:21:12.2685607Z"
| eval time = strftime(strptime(activityDateTime,"%Y-%m-%dT%H:%M:%S"),"%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S")
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krvamsireddy
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krvamsireddy_2-1599812787173.png

 

still in the old format, and time column is still blank 

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ITWhisperer
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SplunkTrust

What do you mean by raw time field? What fields do you have? Do you get anything in the time field you created?

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krvamsireddy
Explorer

No i didnt get anything.

raw time field - time format which i get in the event 

activityDateTIme

krvamsireddy_0-1599812918849.png

 

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thambisetty
SplunkTrust
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@krvamsireddy 

check updated answer.

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If this helps, give a like below.

ITWhisperer
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Looks like you need to parse the activityDateTime with strptime and then format that with strftime

 

eval time = strptime(strptime(activityDateTime, "%Y-%m-%dT%H:%M:%S.%Q"),"%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S")

Or you could just parse the activityDateTime string into an epoch time and the use fieldformat on the time field for display purposes

 

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