Splunk Search
Highlighted

Why are the numbers not sorted as expected in my chart?

Builder

Hi all.

I have this search:

index="bucle_cm" sourcetype="cierres-pendientes" "Tipo Actuacion"="*" "Tipo Actuacion"!=Bajas EMPRES="*" | sort num("DIA CIERRE") | chart count by "Tipo Actuacion","DIA CIERRE" limit=0 | addcoltotals  | addtotals fieldname=Total

Where "DIA CIERRE" is a number field with values like 1,2,3,4,10,11..etc.

The result set looks like this:

alt text

Why are the numbers not sorted?

Thanks!

0 Karma
Highlighted

Re: Why are the numbers not sorted as expected in my chart?

SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

The field names in Splunk are treated as alphanumeric string, not number, hence the column ordering you see here. The sort command before the chart will not have any effect on the output of the chart command.

0 Karma
Highlighted

Re: Why are the numbers not sorted as expected in my chart?

Builder

Thanks. Putting the sort after the chart command give the same ordering issue.

0 Karma
Highlighted

Re: Why are the numbers not sorted as expected in my chart?

SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

There is no good way to sort columns with numbers in it. Do you know if "DIA CIERRE" has fixed number of values??

0 Karma
Highlighted

Re: Why are the numbers not sorted as expected in my chart?

Builder

"DIA CIERRE" is a day in a month, so, in the worst case, you have 31 as fixed value.

0 Karma
Highlighted

Re: Why are the numbers not sorted as expected in my chart?

SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Does it's value depends upon the time range you run the query for? In other words, is there a way I can find out the max value of "DIA CIERRE" which your search is going to return? I've a workaround but I need to know the max value (and the start value).

0 Karma
Highlighted

Re: Why are the numbers not sorted as expected in my chart?

Builder

With a subsearch like:

| stats max("DIA CIERRE")

We can obtain this one. In the last case is 11.

0 Karma
Highlighted

Re: Why are the numbers not sorted as expected in my chart?

Legend

how about something like this

....| eval "DIA CIERRE"=if(len("DIA CIERRE")=1, "0".'DIA CIERRE', 'DIA CIERRE') | chart count over "TIPO"  by "DIA CIERRE"

Then max value wouldn't matter
Full search

index="bucle_cm" sourcetype="cierres-pendientes" "Tipo Actuacion"="*" "Tipo Actuacion"!=Bajas EMPRES="*" .| eval "DIA CIERRE"=if(len("DIA CIERRE")=1, "0".'DIA CIERRE', 'DIA CIERRE') | chart count over "TIPO"  by "DIA CIERRE" | addcoltotals  | addtotals fieldname=Total

View solution in original post

Highlighted

Re: Why are the numbers not sorted as expected in my chart?

Builder

Hi.
I tried first:

| eval "DIA CIERRE"=if(len('DIA CIERRE')=1, "0".y, y) | table "DIA CIERRE"

And not results. Can you explain please your idea?

0 Karma
Highlighted

Re: Why are the numbers not sorted as expected in my chart?

SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Replace y with 'DIA CIERRE'.

0 Karma