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how to retrieve the number of all events logged in the last week

Communicator

Hi,
i'm creating a dashboard with some general infos, showed as first dashboard to the user.
I have two distinct hiddensearch modules, both of them with this "search" param:

" | eventcount | stats sum(count) as count"

The second module has "earliest" param too, set to -w, to find just the events of the last week.
However, I retrieve always the same result for both research. I check the data, and I should have very different results.

thanks in advance for your answers!

edit: now I'm using this query:

search earliest=-w | stats count

there is a better (and more efficient) way to get the same result?

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Re: how to retrieve the number of all events logged in the last week

Explorer

The eventcount command just returns the total amount of events in the index. The earliest parameter won't have an impact on this search.

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Re: how to retrieve the number of all events logged in the last week

Ultra Champion

eventcount does not work with earliest/latest. It's a metadata command, and does not look at the events themselves (so it cannot determine timestamps).

http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/latest/SearchReference/Eventcount

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Re: how to retrieve the number of all events logged in the last week

Communicator

Thanks, I solved my issue using this query:

search earliest=-w | stats count

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