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times.conf

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

times.conf.spec

#   Version 7.0.0
#
# 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

GLOBAL SETTINGS


# Use the [default] stanza to define any global settings.
#   * You can also define global settings outside of any stanza, at the top
#     of the file.
#   * Each conf file should have at most one default stanza. If there are
#     multiple default stanzas, attributes are combined. In the case of
#     multiple definitions of the same attribute, the last definition in the
#     file wins.
#   * If an attribute is defined at both the global level and in a specific
#     stanza, the value in the specific stanza takes precedence.

[<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 = <string>
* The string that represents the time of the earliest event to return,
  inclusive.
* The time can be expressed with a relative time identifier or in epoch time.
* Optional.  If omitted, no earliest time bound is used.

latest_time = <string>
* The string that represents the time of the earliest event to return,
  inclusive.
* The time can be expressed with a relative time identifier or in epoch
  time.
* 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

#   Version 7.0.0
#
# 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


# Use epoch time notation to define the time bounds for the Fall Semester
# 2013, where earliest_time is 9/4/13 00:00:00 and latest_time is 12/13/13
# 00:00:00.
#
[Fall_2013]
label = Fall Semester 2013
earliest_time = 1378278000
latest_time = 1386921600


# 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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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Enterprise: 7.0.0


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