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saving result of a search query to a variable in order to use in another search

nimakaveh
Explorer

I have a query like below and I want to compare the result of avg1 with each day result and specify if it is normal or alert. However; this result doesn't work because avg1 is not saved to use in my sub search.

host="neb1" status="authentication failure" earliest=-30d |stats count by date_mday | stats avg(count) as avg1| append [search host="neb1" status="authentication failure" | stats count by date_hour] | eval Description=case(count<=avg1, "Normal", count>avg1, "Alert")

I would really appreciate your help.

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bmacias84
Champion

This command you are looking for is return.

additional reading:

Return

Hope this helps or gets you started. Dont forget to vote and accept answers that help.

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bmacias84
Champion

This command you are looking for is return.

additional reading:

Return

Hope this helps or gets you started. Dont forget to vote and accept answers that help.

nimakaveh
Explorer

thanks for your help.

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bmacias84
Champion

eventstats should be appended to event after stats.

bmacias84
Champion

not quite sure what you trying to really accomplish. I might even use join or eventstats. I am doing this off the cuff.
host="neb1" status="authentication failure" earliest=-30d |stats count by date_hour,date_mday | eventstats avg(count) as avg1 by date_mday | eval Description=case(count<=avg1, "Normal", count>avg1, "Alert")

nimakaveh
Explorer

Hi thanks for your reply. Can you please modify my query with adding "return" as you said?

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