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Which timestamp is used when piping a transaction result into timechart command

jbrenner
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I have a transaction command which correlates two log entries. If I pipe this result into a timechart command, which log entry's timestamp does it use to bucketize the results (the first or the second)?

Also, is there a way to specify this?

Thanks! Jonathan

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diogofgm
SplunkTrust
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Hi Jonathan
The time stamp used is the one from the earliest event in the transaction. and I don't believe there is a way to change that. 
Other option, depending on your use case, would be to use stats instead and then you could use min(_time) and max(_time) so you end up with 2 time fields that you can choose from.

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johnhuang
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The transaction will generate a duration field which you can add to _time to get the end time.

 

| transaction ........
| eval _time=_time+duration
| timechart ........

 

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