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Configure event timestamps

Examine this sample event:

172.26.34.223 - - [01/Jul/2005:12:05:27 -0700] "GET /trade/app?action=logout HTTP/1.1" 200 2953

Notice the time information in the event: [01/Jul/2005:12:05:27 -0700]. This is what is known as a timestamp. Splunk uses timestamps to correlate events by time, create the histogram in Splunk Web, and set time ranges for searches. Most events contain timestamps, and in those cases where an event doesn't contain timestamp information, Splunk attempts to assign a timestamp value to the event at index time.

In most cases, Splunk will do the right thing with timestamps, but there are situations where you might need to configure timestamp handling. For example, when dealing with some sources or with distributed deployments, you might need to reconfigure timestamp recognition and formatting.

For more information about timestamps, see the "Configure timestamps" chapter of this manual.

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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Enterprise: 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, 5.0.12, 5.0.13, 5.0.14, 5.0.15, 5.0.16, 5.0.17, 5.0.18


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