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Help with Field Extraction - How draft the if condition to achieve following logic?

zacksoft_wf
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I want to do a field extraction for my sourcetype under the Fields-> Calculated Fields section. Confused how to draft the if condition to achieve the following logic.

Condition.
Some events contain  only the userid field, for those, check if it is not null/empty, then fetch the userid field as user or fill unknown
Some events contain both userid and cmdid field, in this case (if the event has both these fields) cmdid is the real user field. so the logic in both cases should first compare the existence of those 2 fields and then accordingly derive.

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richgalloway
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Try this

user = coalesce(cmdid, userid, "unknown")
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If this reply helps you, Karma would be appreciated.

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richgalloway
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Try this

user = coalesce(cmdid, userid, "unknown")
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If this reply helps you, Karma would be appreciated.
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