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What does a anomalies command report mean when giving error: A separating field was not found, carring on without it.

Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

The anomalies command reports this error: "A separating field was not found. Carrying on without it."

What does that mean?

Background:

I am looking for unusual response times. This worked fine:

... | anomalies field=responseTime

Next I tried to look for anomalies by host. This gave the error message above:

... | anomalies field=responseTime by host
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Re: What does a anomalies command report mean when giving error: A separating field was not found, carring on without it.

Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

This means that the "host" field was not found in the table passed into the anomalies command. What does the rest of the search look like?

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Re: What does a anomalies command report mean when giving error: A separating field was not found, carring on without it.

Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

The two complete searches are:

sourcetype="access_combined" | anomalies field=responseTime

and

sourcetype="access_combined" | anomalies field=responseTime by host

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