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The fieldsummary command calculates summary statistics for all fields or a subset of the fields in your events. The summary information is displayed as a results table.


fieldsummary [maxvals=<num>] [<wc-field-list>]

Optional arguments

Syntax: maxvals=<num>
Description: Specifies the maximum distinct values to return for each field.
Default: 100
Description: A field or list of fields that can include wildcarded fields.


The fieldsummary command displays the summary information in a results table. The following information appears in the results table:

Field name Description
field The field name in the event.
count The number of events/results with that field.
distinct_count The number of unique values in the field.
is_exact Whether or not the field is exact. This is related to the distinct count of the field values. If the number of values of the field exceeds maxvals, then fieldsummary will stop retaining all the values and compute an approximate distinct count instead of an exact one. 1 means it is exact, 0 means it is not.
max If the field is numeric, the maximum of its value.
mean If the field is numeric, the mean of its values.
min If the field is numeric, the minimum of its values.
numeric_count The count of numeric values in the field. This would not include NULL values.
stdev If the field is numeric, the standard deviation of its values.
values The distinct values of the field and count of each value.


Example 1:

Return summaries for all fields from the _internal index for the last 15 minutes.

index=_internal earliest=-15m latest=now | fieldsummary

This image shows a table of results. The fields in the table are the fields that are described in the Usage section of this topic.

Example 2:

Returns summaries for fields in the _internal index with names that contain "size" and "count". The search returns only the top 10 values for each field from the last 15 minutes.

index=_internal earliest=-15m latest=now | fieldsummary maxvals=10 *size* *count*

This image shows a table of results. The fields in the table are the fields that are described in the Usage section of this topic.

See also

analyzefields, anomalies, anomalousvalue, stats


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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Enterprise: 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, 5.0.15, 5.0.16, 5.0.17, 5.0.18, 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, 6.0.11, 6.0.12, 6.0.13, 6.0.14, 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, 6.1.10, 6.1.11, 6.1.12, 6.1.13, 6.2.0, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.2.3, 6.2.4, 6.2.5, 6.2.6, 6.2.7, 6.2.8, 6.2.9, 6.2.10, 6.2.11, 6.2.12, 6.2.13, 6.3.0, 6.3.1, 6.3.2, 6.3.3, 6.3.4, 6.3.5, 6.3.6, 6.3.7, 6.3.8, 6.3.9, 6.3.10, 6.3.11, 6.3.12, 6.4.0, 6.4.1, 6.4.2, 6.4.3, 6.4.4, 6.4.5, 6.4.6, 6.4.7, 6.4.8, 6.4.9, 6.5.0, 6.5.1, 6.5.1612 (Splunk Cloud only), 6.5.2, 6.5.3, 6.5.4, 6.5.5, 6.5.6, 6.5.7, 6.6.0, 6.6.1, 6.6.2, 6.6.3, 6.6.4, 6.6.5, 7.0.0, 7.0.1

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