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extracting eval for reuse in other searches

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I have a dashboard which shows metrics for an API. It has a graph for response times, tables for min max average response times etc.

All the searches for these graphs includes the same eval function which groups endpoints where a variable is part of the endpoint. For example this :

| eval endpoint = replace(endpoint,"user\/\d+\/address","user/{id}/address")
| stats Count, min(executiontime), max(executiontime), avg(executiontime), stdev(executiontime) by endpoint

The above "eval endpoint ....." is used in all the dashboard panel searches.

Can it be extracted so I don't have to maintain the same eval in multiple searches?

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@SimonKof, you can create a Calculated field for your eval to reuse the same. Refer to Splunk Documentation: https://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/latest/Knowledge/definecalcfields

| makeresults | eval message= "Happy Splunking!!!"
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Hi niketnilay

Thank you for the hint. I can't really understand how calculated fields are used.

When i go to "Calculated fields" -> "Add new" i know what to enter for destination, apply to, named and name. But what should the expression be?

It's difficult for me to find examples on this.

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