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mvexpand command overview

Expands the values in a multivalue field into separate events, one event for each value in the multivalue field.

Syntax

The required syntax is in bold.

mvexpand
[limit=<int>]
<field>

How the mvexpand command works

The mvexpand command creates individual events, or rows, for each value in a multivalue field. For example, the following search results contain the field productId which has multiple values.

ipaddress total_purchases total_products productId
107.3.146.207 72 3 DB-SG-G01

FS-SG-G03
WC-SH-G04

128.241.220.82 95 2 DB-SG-G01

DC-SG-G02

194.215.205.19 60 4 DB-SG-G01

DC-SG-G02
FS-SG-G03
WC-SH-G04

211.166.11.101 91 2 DB-SG-G01

WC-SH-G04

87.194.216.51 134 3 DC-SG-G02

FS-SG-G03
WC-SH-G04

If you add ... | mvexpand productId to your search, a new row is created for each product ID. The multivalued fields are expanded into individual search results. The other fields are unchanged.

The results look something like this:

ipaddress total_purchases total_products productId
107.3.146.207 72 3 DB-SG-G01
107.3.146.207 72 3 FS-SG-G03
107.3.146.207 72 3 WC-SH-G04
128.241.220.82 95 2 DB-SG-G01
128.241.220.82 95 2 DC-SG-G02
194.215.205.19 60 4 DB-SG-G01
194.215.205.19 60 4 DC-SG-G02
194.215.205.19 60 4 FS-SG-G03
194.215.205.19 60 4 WC-SH-G04

See also

mvexpand command
mvexpand command syntax details
mvexpand command usage
mvexpand command examples
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