After the query to populate the summary index has run for some time, we can use the results in other queries.
If you're in a hurry or need to report against slices of time before the query was created, you will need to backfill your summary index. See the How and when to backfill summary data section for details about calculating the summary values for past events.
First, let's look at what actually goes into the summary index:
08/15/2012 10:00:00, search_name="summary - count by user", search_now=1345046520.000, info_min_time=1345042800.000, info_max_ time=1345046400.000, info_search_time=1345050512.340, count=17, user=mary
Breaking this event down, we have the following:
- 08/15/2012 10:00:00: This is the time at the beginning of this block of data. This is consistent with how timechart and bucket work.