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cant use "\\" in search using django

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I have search like this:

| crawl | eval path=substr(source,51,50) | eval dir=mvindex(split(path,"\"),0)

But i get error Unbalance quotes, so i modify my search like this:

| crawl | eval path=substr(source,51,50) | eval dir=mvindex(split(path,"\\"),0)

Which works fine in the web UI search bar but when i put it on django searchmanager:

{% searchmanager id="listdata"
   search='| crawl  | eval path=substr(source,51,50) | eval dir=mvindex(split(path,"\\"),0) 
%}

it gives an error message

Could not create search

I have tried using "\;" and "\;" it works fine but it gives no results.

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SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

You may need to "double escape" that. If I may ask, why Django? It should be on its way out, so I'd switch to HTML/Simple XML.

search='| crawl  | eval path=substr(source,51,50) | eval dir=mvindex(split(path,"\\\\"),0)
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New Member

you need to put semicolon after \, thats not working, thanks for the answer

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