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abstract

abstract

Synopsis

Shortens the text of results to a brief summary representation.

Syntax

abstract [maxterms=int] [maxlines=int]

Optional arguments

maxterms
Syntax: maxterms=<int>
Description: The maximum number of terms to match. Accepted values are 1 to 1000.
maxlines
Syntax: maxlines=<int>
Description: The maximum number of lines to match. Accepted values are 1 to 500.

Description

Produce an abstract -- a summary or brief representation -- of the text of search results. The original text is replaced by the summary, which is produced by a scoring mechanism. If the event is larger than the selected maxlines, those with more terms and more terms on adjacent lines are preferred over those with fewer terms. If a line has a search term, its neighboring lines also partially match, and may be returned to provide context. When there are gaps between the selected lines, lines are prefixed with an ellipsis (...).

If the text of a result has fewer lines or an equal number of lines as maxlines, no change will occur.

Examples

Example 1: Show a summary of up to 5 lines for each search result.

... |abstract maxlines=5

See also

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Answers

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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 , 4.3.7 , 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 , 6.0 , 6.0.1 , 6.0.2 , 6.0.3 , 6.0.4 , 6.0.5 , 6.0.6 , 6.0.7 , 6.1 , 6.1.1 , 6.1.2 , 6.1.3 , 6.1.4 , 6.1.5 , 6.2.0 View the Article History for its revisions.


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