I've a search where I need to know the time boundaries of the search and use it to further filter results of the same search.
In details, lets say I've a search from July 1st to July 3rd.
I want to take all the events that are in this particular time boundary(after the initial time filtering splunk search applies) and based on the fact that the search is starting in the 1st of July to further filter the event by some business logic.
Is there a way I can retrieve the earliest and latest parameters in the search?
I also thought to do it with stats and min(_time) but then I'm losing the context of my original search.
Use the addinfo command. It will create the fields containing epoch values for info_min_time (the lower timebound for the search, or 0 if no lower timebound exists), info_max_time (the upper timebound for the search, or current time if no upper timebound exists), and info_search_time (when the search was issued).