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Implementing Splunk: Big Data Reporting and Development for Operational Intelligence by Vincent Bumgarner

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Using the field picker

The field picker is very useful for investigating and navigating data. Clicking on any field in the field picker pops open a panel with a wealth of information about that field in the results of your search.

Using the field picker

Looking through the information, we observe:

  • Appears in X% of results tells you how many events contain a value for this field.
  • Show only events with this field will modify the query to only show events that have this field defined.
  • Select and show in results is a shortcut for adding a field to your selected fields.
  • Top values by time and Top values overall present graphs about the data in this search. This is a great way to ...

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