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What is the difference between lastTime and recentTime in a metadata search?

sfmandmdev
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What is the difference between lastTime and recentTime in a metadata search?

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Stephen_Sorkin
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The recentTime field represents the most recent timestamp seen for the given source, sourcetype or host, while lastTime represents the latest time ever seen for it.

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sfmandmdev
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Thanks Stephen. So just to confirm, recentTime is to most recent event time as lastTime is to most recent indexed time. Is that correct?

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Stephen_Sorkin
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The second half of your analogy doesn't sound quite right, as lastTime is the latest timestamp in the index.

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Stephen_Sorkin
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The recentTime field represents the most recent timestamp seen for the given source, sourcetype or host, while lastTime represents the latest time ever seen for it.

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