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pipeline as first character in search query

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Hi all,

I would like to ask what is the meaning of using pipeline as first character in search query. I saw some video tutorial that will use pipeline as first character and also correlation search in enterprise security.
Thanks all.

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It depends on the kind of verb you use.

If there is no pipeline character first, then the implied verb is "search". Every other verb which is a "generating command" requires the pipeline character before the verb.

http://docs.splunk.com/Splexicon:Generatingcommand

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Re: pipeline as first character in search query

Influencer

This answer has a good explanation. I would add that a pipe must precede all search commands.

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SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Mason - The phrase "all search commands" is ambiguous and might mislead some readers... especially since the implicit search at the start of any search query is the main exception...

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Influencer

Splunk Docs and the Quick Reference Guide all say, "search commands", so I believe I am using proper nomenclature here.

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Below is the search query I extracted from Enterprise Security:

| tstats allowoldsummaries=true count as changecount from datamodel=ChangeAnalysis.AllChanges by AllChanges.user,AllChanges.changetype | drop_dm_object_name("All_Changes") | xswhere changecount from changecountbyuserbychangetype1d in changeanalysis by changetype is above high

From my understanding, some data is search and then pipeline to "generating command". So, what is being passed as argument from the above search query ? I mean the pipeline being putting as the first character. Or it is just the correct syntax to use splunk ?

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