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Generates suggested event types by taking the results of a search and producing a list of potential event types. At most, 5000 events are analyzed for discovering event types.


findtypes max=<int> [notcovered] [useraw]

Required arguments

Datatype: <int>
Description: The maximum number of events to return.
Default: 10

Optional arguments

Description: If this keyword is used, the findtypes command returns only event types that are not already covered.
Description: If this keyword is used, the findtypes command uses phrases in the _raw text of events to generate event types.


Example 1:

Discover 10 common event types.

... | findtypes

Example 2:

Discover 50 common event types and add support for looking at text phrases.

... | findtypes max=50 useraw

See also



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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk Cloud: 6.5.0, 6.5.1, 6.6.0, 6.5.1612, 6.6.1, 6.6.3, 7.0.0

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