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timewrap

Description

Displays, or wraps, the output of the timechart command so that every period of time is a different series.

You can use the timewrap command to compare data over specific time period, such as day-over-day or month-over-month. You can also use the timewrap command to compare multiple time periods, such as a two week period over another two week period. See Timescale options.

Syntax

timewrap <timewrap-span> [align=now | end] [series=relative | exact | short] [time_format=<str>]

Required arguments

timewrap-span
Syntax: [<int>]<timescale>
Description: A span of each bin, based on time. The timescale is required. The int is not required. If <int> is not specified, 1 is assumed. For example if day is specified for the timescale, 1day is assumed. See Timescale options.

Optional arguments

align
Syntax: align=now | end
Description: Specifies if the wrapping should be aligned to the current time or the end time of the search.
Default: end
series
Syntax: series=relative | exact | short
Description: Specifies how the data series is named. If series=relative and timewrap-span is set to week, the field names are latest_week, 1week_before, 2weeks_before, and so forth. If series=exact, use the time_format argument to specify a custom format for the series names.
Default: relative
time_format
Syntax: time_format=<str>
Description: Use with series=exact to specify a custom name for the series. The time_format is designed to be used with the time format variables. For example, if you specify time_format="week of %d/%m/%y", this format appears as week of 13/2/17 and week of 20/2/17. If you specify time_format=week of  %b %d, this format appears as week of Feb 13 and week of Feb 20. See the Usage section.
Default: None

Timescale options

<timescale>
Syntax: <sec> | <min> | <hr> | <day> | <week> | <month> | <quarter> | <year>
Description: Time scale units.
Time scale Syntax Description
<sec> s | sec | secs | second | seconds Time scale in seconds.
<min> min | mins | minute | minutes Time scale in minutes.
<hr> h | hr | hrs | hour | hours Time scale in hours.
<day> d | day | days Time scale in days.
<week> w | week | weeks Time scale in weeks.
<month> m | mon | month | months Time scale in months.
<quarter> qtr | quarter | quarters Time scale in quarters
<year> y | yr | year | years Time scale in years.

The timewrap command uses the abbreviation m to refer to months. Other commands , such as timechart and bin use the abbreviation m to refer to minutes.

Usage

The timewrap command is a reporting command.

You must use the timechart command in the search before you use the timewrap command.

The wrapping is based on the end time of the search. If you specify the time range of All time, the wrapping is based on today's date. You see this in the timestamps for the _time field and in the data series names.

Using the time_format argument

If the format you specify does not contain any time specifiers, then all of the data series display the same name and are compressed into each other.

Basic example

Display a timechart that has a span of 1 day for each count in a week over week comparison table. Each table column, which is the series, is 1 week of time.

... | timechart count span=1d | timewrap 1week

Extended example

See also

timechart

Answers

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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk Cloud: 6.6.3, 7.0.3, 7.0.0, 7.0.2


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