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Improving Your Splunk Skills

By : James D. Miller, Paul R. Johnson, Josh Diakun, Derek Mock
Book Image

Improving Your Splunk Skills

By: James D. Miller, Paul R. Johnson, Josh Diakun, Derek Mock

Overview of this book

Splunk makes it easy for you to take control of your data and drive your business with the cutting edge of operational intelligence and business analytics. Through this Learning Path, you'll implement new services and utilize them to quickly and efficiently process machine-generated big data. You'll begin with an introduction to the new features, improvements, and offerings of Splunk 7. You'll learn to efficiently use wildcards and modify your search to make it faster. You'll learn how to enhance your applications by using XML dashboards and configuring and extending Splunk. You'll also find step-by-step demonstrations that'll walk you through building an operational intelligence application. As you progress, you'll explore data models and pivots to extend your intelligence capabilities. By the end of this Learning Path, you'll have the skills and confidence to implement various Splunk services in your projects. This Learning Path includes content from the following Packt products: Implementing Splunk 7 - Third Edition by James Miller Splunk Operational Intelligence Cookbook - Third Edition by Paul R Johnson, Josh Diakun, et al
Table of Contents (21 chapters)
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Boolean and grouping operators

There are a few operators that you can use to refine your searches (note that these operators must be in uppercase so as not to be considered search terms):

  • AND is implied between terms. For instance, error mary (two words separated by a space) is the same as error AND mary.
  • OR allows you to specify multiple values. For instance, error OR mary means find any event that contains either word.
  • NOT applies to the next term or group. For example, error NOT mary would find events that contain error but do not contain mary.
  • The quote marks ("") identify a phrase. For example, "Out of this world" will find this exact sequence of words. Out of this world will find any event that contains all of these words, but not necessarily in that order.
  • Parentheses ( ( ) ) are used for grouping terms. Parentheses can help avoid confusion...