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Why is the timechart command not working properly?

niks987
Explorer

Hi All,

Hope you all are good.

I was working on displaying the number of machines which are active for last one hours and showing a trend increase or decreased based on last hour. I used the below query to get the details.

index=emea-app-lol sourcetype="Vision_Labs"
| dedup machine_name
| timechart cont=false span=1h count

When i'am using this query and giving time range for 2 or 4 hours m getting the results as below:-

_time count
2019-11-28 13:00 10
2019-11-28 14:00 109

when i click on the count of 1 PM, i can see data being displayed for 13:00:00:00 to 13:00:00:00 and same for the 2 PM as well.
In this case the active machine count and trend both are displaying wrong. As when i do stats count than we I can see the accurate count of the data. I have tried to change the Span as well but no luck.

I'm getting the data every 15 minutes and in the below format
11/28/19
2:43:31.000 PM ('15','WPE',1,'BMRNRP','ScanPoint','Tracking','Tracking','2019-11-28 14:43:31')

11/28/19
2:43:31.000 PM ('15','PC02',1,'BMRGLM','ScanPoint','Tracking','Tracking','2019-11-28 14:43:31')

11/28/19
2:43:31.000 PM ('15','Non Manufacturing',1,'BMRR5X','Unknown','Non Manufacturing','Non Manufacturing','2019-11-28 14:43:31')

11/28/19
2:43:31.000 PM ('15','G05',1,'BMRPPK','Generator','Generating','Surfacing','2019-11-28 14:43:31')

Please do let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks in advance...

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1 Solution

woodcock
Esteemed Legend

You are doing it inefficiently; try this:

index="emea-app-lol" AND sourcetype="Vision_Labs"
| timechart cont=false span=1h dc(machine_name) AS count

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woodcock
Esteemed Legend

You are doing it inefficiently; try this:

index="emea-app-lol" AND sourcetype="Vision_Labs"
| timechart cont=false span=1h dc(machine_name) AS count

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gcusello
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Hi @niks987,
you should use as time period full hours, in other words, use @h in your earliest, something like this:

index=emea-app-lol sourcetype="Vision_Labs" earliest=-4h@h
| dedup machine_name
| timechart cont=false span=1h count

In addition, the value ofthe current hour is incomplete by definition, so you could also add latest=@h so you'll have the last 4 full hours.

index=emea-app-lol sourcetype="Vision_Labs" earliest=-4h@h latest=@h
| dedup machine_name
| timechart cont=false span=1h count

Ciao.
Giuseppe

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niks987
Explorer

HI Giuseppe,

Thanks for your reply.

I have already tried earliest one option but still m getting the same result. For other scenarios m able to get the correct data displayed to splunk but for this case m not getting able to display correct data.

Regards,
Nishant

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niks987
Explorer

Its weird thought, when m giving same command just for an hour then m getting correct count of active machines.

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