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Why does the query only work in eval and not fieldformat?

dbcase
Motivator

Hi,

I have this query. If I change fieldformat to eval the query works but if it is left as fieldformat the query returns no results. First time I'm trying to use fieldformat so I don't quite understand what I'm missing.

earliest=-24h index=wholesale_app buildTarget=* product=* CustomAnalytic Properties.index=17 OR Properties.index=19 OR Properties.index=21 OR Properties.index=23 OR (Properties.index=>25 AND Properties.index<=32) buildTarget=* product=* |rename Properties.index as pindex|fieldformat pindextype=case(pindex == "17", "CVR Event Selected", pindex == "19", "CVR Fetch Events",pindex == "21", "CVR Event View Ended", pindex == "23", "CVR Play Pressed",pindex == "25", "CVR Pause Pressed", pindex == "26", "CVR Landscape Orientation",pindex == "27", "CVR Portrait Orientation", pindex == "28", "CVR Jump Forward", pindex == "29", "CVR Jump Back", pindex == "30", "CVR Video Session Started", pindex == "31", "CVR Video Error", pindex == "32", "CVR Range Set")|stats count by pindextype
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somesoni2
Revered Legend

The function fieldformat is used to change the format of "existing" field without changing underlying value. Here the field pindextype doesn't exist hence can't be used with fieldformat command. You've to either use eval itself OR use fieldformat with existing field "pindex"

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somesoni2
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The function fieldformat is used to change the format of "existing" field without changing underlying value. Here the field pindextype doesn't exist hence can't be used with fieldformat command. You've to either use eval itself OR use fieldformat with existing field "pindex"

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somesoni2
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Of course, your last stats command would change too if you plan to use existing field pindex.

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dbcase
Motivator

Ahhhhh thats what I missed ... EXISTING field, now it makes sense

Thanks Somesoni2! (again)

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