Use comments to troubleshoot a search
You can use the inline commenting feature to troubleshoot a search.
The following search example is attempting to return the bytes for the individual indexes. However, the search has the wrong field in the
stats command <split-by clause>.
index=_internal source=*license* type=usage | stats sum(b) BY index
You can comment out portions of your search to help identify problems. In this search the
stats portion of the search is commented out.
index=_internal source=*license* type=usage ```| stats sum(b) BY index```
The results show the correct name for the field. You need to specify idx as the field name instead of index.
index=_internal source=*license* type=usage | stats sum(b) BY idx
(Thanks to Splunk user Runals for this example.)
For more information about adding inline comments to your searches, see Help reading searches.
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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Enterprise: 8.1.0, 8.1.1, 8.1.2