This is a free e-learning module that is part of multiple learning paths. This module should be consumed in the sequence recommended in the corresponding learning paths.
This three-hour module is for power users who want to learn about fields and how to use fields in searches. Topics will focus on explaining the role of fields in searches, field discovery, using fields in searches, and the difference between persistent and temporary fields. The last topic will introduce how fields from other data sources can be used to enrich search results.
To be successful, students should have a solid understanding of the following:
- How Splunk works
- Creating search queries
- Knowledge objects
- What are Fields?
- What is Field Discovery?
- Using Fields in Searches
- Comparing Temporary versus Persistent Fields
- Enriching Data
Topic 1 - What are Fields?
- Understand fields and field auto-extraction
- Explore the Fields sidebar
- Add fields to the Selected Fields list
- Explore and generate reports from the Fields window
Topic 2 - What is Field Discovery?
- Understand Field Discovery
- Explore search modes and their effect on search results
Topic 3 - Using Fields in Searches
- Use fields correctly in basic searches
- Use fields with operators
- Use the rename command
- Use the fields command to improve search performance
Topic 4 - Comparing Temporary versus Persistent Fields
- Differentiate between temporary and persistent fields
- Create temporary fields with the eval command
- Extract temporary fields with the erex and rex commands
Topic 5 - Enriching Data
- Understand how fields from lookups, calculated fields, field aliases, and field extractions enrich data