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times.conf

The following are the spec and example files for times.conf.

times.conf.spec

# Copyright (C) 2005-2011 Splunk Inc. All Rights Reserved.  Version 4.3.1 
#
# This file contains possible attribute/value pairs for creating custom time 
# ranges.
#
# To set custom configurations, place a times.conf in $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/system/local/. 
# For help, see times.conf.example. You must restart Splunk to enable configurations.
#
# To learn more about configuration files (including precedence) please see the documentation 
# located at http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/latest/Admin/Aboutconfigurationfiles


[<timerange_name>]
    * The token to be used when accessing time ranges via the API or command line
    * A times.conf file can contain multiple stanzas. 

label = <string>
    * The textual description used by the UI to reference this time range
    * Required

header_label = <string>
    * The textual description used by the UI when displaying search results in
      this time range.
    * Optional.  If omitted, the <timerange_name> is used instead.

earliest_time = <relative_time_identifier>
    * The relative time identifier string that represents the earliest event to
      to return, inclusive.
    * Optional.  If omitted, no earliest time bound is used.

latest_time = <relative_time_identifier>
    * The relative time identifier string that represents the latest event to
      to return, exclusive.
    * Optional.  If omitted, no latest time bound is used.  NOTE: events that
      occur in the future (relative to the server timezone) may be returned.
    
order = <integer>
	* The key on which all custom time ranges are sorted, ascending.
	* The default time range selector in the UI will merge and sort all time
	  ranges according to the 'order' key, and then alphabetically.
	* Optional.  Default value is 0.

sub_menu = <submenu name>
	* if present, the time range is to be shown in the given submenu instead 
	  of in the main menu.  
	* the value for this key must be the label key of an existing stanza name, 
	  and that stanza name must have an is_sub_menu = True key
	* Optional. If omitted the given time option will display in the main menu.    

is_sub_menu = <boolean>
	* If True, the given item is only the 'opener' element for a submenu. 
	* stanzas containing this key can still be assigned an order value to set
	  the placement within the main menu, but can not themselves have 
	  latest_time nor earliest_time keys.
	

times.conf.example

# Copyright (C) 2005-2011 Splunk Inc. All Rights Reserved.  Version 4.3.1 
#
# This is an example times.conf.  Use this file to create custom time ranges
# that can be used while interacting with the search system.
#
# To use one or more of these configurations, copy the configuration block into times.conf 
# in $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/system/local/. You must restart Splunk to enable configurations.
#
# To learn more about configuration files (including precedence) please see the documentation 
# located at http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/latest/Admin/Aboutconfigurationfiles

# Note: These are examples.  Replace the values with your own customizations.


# The stanza name is an alphanumeric string (no spaces) that uniquely identifies
# a time range.
[this_business_week]

# Define the label used in the time range control
label = This business week

# Define the label to be used in display headers. If omitted the 'label' key will be used
# with the first letter lowercased.
header_label = during this business week
earliest_time = +1d@w1
latest_time = +6d@w6

# Define the ordering sequence of this time range.  All time ranges are sorted
# numerically, ascending. If the time range is in a sub menu and not in the main 
# menu, this will determine the position within the sub menu. 
order = 110


#
# a time range that only has a bound on the earliest time
#
[last_3_hours]
label = Last 3 hours
header_label = in the last 3 hours
earliest_time = -3h
order = 30


#
# two time ranges that should appear in a sub menu instead of in the main menu. 
# the order values here determine relative ordering within the submenu.
#
[yesterday]
label = Yesterday
earliest_time = -1d@d
latest_time = @d
order = 10
sub_menu = Other options

[day_before_yesterday]
label = Day before yesterday
header_label = from the day before yesterday
earliest_time = -2d@d
latest_time = -1d@d
order = 20
sub_menu = Other options

#
# The sub menu item that should contain the previous two time ranges.
# the order key here determines the submenu opener's placement within the main menu.
#
[other]
label = Other options
order = 202

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