The arrows in the preceding visualization mean the resulting data from the previous command will be used against the next command in the series. To fully understand this command, let's go through the search pipe by pipe. Type the following commands in succession into the search window, but pause after every one of them and observe how the data changes.
The following command will display the raw events:
SPL> index=_internal sourcetype=splunk*
The next command uses the raw events gathered from the previous step, keys them on the name field, calculates the number of events for the name field, then limits the results to the top five:
SPL> index=_internal sourcetype=splunk* | top limit=5 name
Finally, the results table of the ...