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Timechart and Chart display buggy column "count" when using "limit=0"

I've noticed that on Splunk 4.1.3 the timechart and chart commands, when used with "limit=0", the "count" aggregation and split-by-clause, will add a "count" column to the results.

... | chart count limit=0 over _time by host
... | timechart limit=0 count by host

The results table will show something like:

_time host1 host2 count host3 ....

That fake, all-zeros, data series will display in reports and clicking on it would drilldown to a search filtered with host=count (in this example).

This happens even if using count(_raw), but does not happen with other stats, such as "max".

Splunk is 4.1.3 on a 64bit Linux box

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Re: Timechart and Chart display buggy column "count" when using "limit=0"

A workaround would be to pipe it all through the "fields" command

... | timechart limit=0 count by host | fields - count

to remove the erroneous column

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Re: Timechart and Chart display buggy column "count" when using "limit=0"

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I can confirm that this is a bug. Use the fields workaround for now

<your search> | timechart limit=0 count by host | fields - count

We discovered the bug ourselves a few weeks ago and hopefully it'll be fixed before too long.

(its filed as SPL-32241 for splunkers following along)

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