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Returns the number of events in the specified indexes. The eventcount command is a generating command, and should be the first command in the pipeline.

Note: You cannot use this command over different time ranges.


| eventcount [index=<string>]... [summarize=<bool>] [report_size=<bool>] [list_vix=<bool>]

Optional arguments

Syntax: index=<string>
Description: A name of the index report on, or a wildcard matching many indexes to report on. Can be specified multiple times, for example index=* index=_* If no index is specified, the command returns information about the default index.
Syntax: list_vix=<bool>
Description:Specify whether or not to list virtual indexes. If list_vix=false, the command does not list virtual indexes.
Default: true
Syntax: report_size=<bool>
Description: Specify whether or not to report the index size. If report_size=true, the command returns the index size in bytes.
Default: false
Syntax: summarize=<bool>
Description: Specifies whether or not to summarize events across all peers and indexes. If summarize=false, the command splits the event counts by index and search peer.
Default: true


Example 1:

Displays event count in the default indexes over all search peers.

| eventcount

Example 2:

Return the number of events in the internal default indexes with the size.

| eventcount summarize=false index=_* report_size=true

Searchref eventcount ex1.2.png

Note: This size is not the same as the index size on disk.

Example 3:

Gives event count by each index/server pair.

| eventcount summarize=false index=*

Searchref eventcount ex1.1.png

If you want to search for the internal indexes, you have to specify them separately:

| eventcount summarize=false index=* index=_*


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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk: 4.1, 4.1.1, 4.1.2, 4.1.3, 4.1.4, 4.1.5, 4.1.6, 4.1.7, 4.1.8, 4.2, 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 4.2.3, 4.2.4, 4.2.5, 4.3, 4.3.1, 4.3.2, 4.3.3, 4.3.4, 4.3.5, 4.3.6, 5.0, 5.0.1, 5.0.2, 5.0.3, 5.0.4, 5.0.5, 5.0.6, 5.0.7, 5.0.8, 5.0.9, 5.0.10, 5.0.11, 5.0.12, 5.0.13, 5.0.14, 6.0, 6.0.1, 6.0.2, 6.0.3, 6.0.4, 6.0.5, 6.0.6, 6.0.7, 6.0.8, 6.0.9, 6.0.10, 6.1, 6.1.1, 6.1.2, 6.1.3, 6.1.4, 6.1.5, 6.1.6, 6.1.7, 6.1.8, 6.1.9, 6.2.0, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.2.3, 6.2.4, 6.2.5, 6.2.6, 6.3.0 View the Article History for its revisions.


Shaker ali: You cannot specify a timerange with eventcount.

Ckurtz: You can only specify indexes to include in your output, not indexes to exclude. "index!=foo" is not valid syntax. Also, you do not use boolean operators to specify multiple indexes with eventcount.

March 16, 2015

Can we specify the time? Because I only get the all time stats, but when i specify the time it gives me the same number. | eventcount index=* is the search i'm using.

Shaker ali
January 7, 2015

Is it possible to filter this? index=* AND index!=foo doesn't work.

October 17, 2014

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