I have a list of strings that are more meaningful when grouped and viewed together by time. This is great and easy to do in Splunk with the transaction command. However, I need to export this to excel. In the export, the transaction becomes a single line and I want to mimic the format to make the groups easy to read.
I get this is probably more of an excel question, but maybe there is some Splunk pre-formatting I can do to make it easier like separate the individual items in a transaction by commas, or something similar.
Example of transaction output:
I need help | categoryA | _time
help me please
what is splunk | category b | _time
help please splunk
Example of excel extract
I need help help help me please | cat a | _time
what is splunk splunk help please splunk | cat b | time
I want to wrap the values in the excel cell, but I have nothing to note when to wrap and I don't actually know how to wrap a cell.
| makeresults | eval msg=split("I need help,help,help me please",","), category="category_A" | appendpipe [ eval msg=split("what is splunk,splunk,help please splunk",","), category="category_B"] | rename COMMENT as "this is sample you provide" | rename COMMENT as "please check the result. from here, the logic" | eval msg=mvjoin(msg,",") | fields msg,category,_time | table msg,category,_time
Outputing the CSV, please use
table for delete extra fields.
Hey! Thank you, but this doesn't really fit my needs. I think I confused you with my example.
I need any combination of strings, which are actually separate events now grouped in the transaction, to have a comma after the event to give me a way to wrap them line by line in Excel
The category, I want nothing to do with that, they are just another field value that is important to show in the end report