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Why is the field format not working on our timechart search?

georgiahurst
Engager

I'm trying to plot the duration open for some of my data. I initially converted the open and close times to UNIX data forms, then find the difference, then create a timechart for using the average duration open per day, for each specific error. This is up until the final pipe in the plot below and plots fine.

The issues come when I try and use fieldformat. Instead of the y-axis being in UNIX time format, I want it to be in days, hours, minutes and seconds formats and it will not plot that way. I have tried to use the tostring and strptime formats (see below), however it does not plot as I want.

This part is all good

index="special_index" sourcetype=* | 
eval TimeOpenedAt = strptime('Data.opened_at', "%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S")| 
eval TimeClosedAt = strptime('Data.closed_at', "%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S") | 
eval TimeToCloseUNIX = TimeClosedAt - TimeOpenedAt | 
bin _time span=1d  | 
timechart avg(TimeToCloseUNIX) as TimeToCloseUNIXAvg by ErrorType | 

What I have tried

fieldformat TimeToCloseUNIXAvg=tostring(TimeToCloseUNIXAvg,"duration")

and

fieldformat TimeToCloseUNIXAvg=strftime(TimeToCloseUNIXAvg,"+%j.%H:%M:%S")

Any help would be gratefully appreciated!

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woodcock
Esteemed Legend

The Line Chart visualization can only plot numbers on the Y-axis. If you think about it, it totally makes sense. IMHO, it would be nice if it supported fieldformat so that when it showed the values to use (at least when hovering), the could be formatted differently.
Vote here:
https://ideas.splunk.com/ideas/EID-I-97

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woodcock
Esteemed Legend

The Line Chart visualization can only plot numbers on the Y-axis. If you think about it, it totally makes sense. IMHO, it would be nice if it supported fieldformat so that when it showed the values to use (at least when hovering), the could be formatted differently.
Vote here:
https://ideas.splunk.com/ideas/EID-I-97

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