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Why is Search not working but search for NOT != does work?

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Hi All,

I am doing a very simple search over All Time of: 




index=index=orafin sourcetype=ORAFIN2




It returns 26 rows and, as this shows, all have a transaction_type value:


If I then select D it adds that to the search but retuns NO rows:



Oddly if I change the search to a double negative  I get my data:


Whats going on?

Hoping to be enlightened,


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Please refer to my answer here - https://community.splunk.com/t5/Splunk-Search/Simple-search-not-working-but-search-for-NOT-does-work...

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