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Splunk Training + Certification

Multivalue Fields

Course Description

This three-hour course is for power users who want to become
experts on searching and manipulating multivalue data. Topics will
focus on using multivalue eval functions and multivalue commands to
create, evaluate, and analyze multivalue data.

Instructor-led Training Schedule

eLearning with Labs

The best of both delivery methods. Self-paced eLearning videos accessible anytime, anywhere, plus access to the interactive lab environment to sharpen your skills.


Course Prerequisites

To be successful, students should have a solid understanding of the following:

  • How Splunk works
  • Creating search queries

Course Topics

  • Knowledge Objects and Search-time Operations
  • Creating Event Types
  • Evaluating Multivalue Fields
  • Analyzing Multivalue Fields

Course Objectives

Topic 1 – What are Multivalue Fields?
  • Understand multivalue fields
  • Understand multivalue fields
  • Define self-describing data
  • Understand how JSON data is handled in Splunk
  • Use the spath command to interpret self-describing data
  • Use the mvzip and mvexpand commands to manipulate multivalue fields
  • Convert single-value fields to multivalue fields with specific commands and functions
Topic 2 – Creating Multivalue Fields
  • Create multivalue fields with the makemv command and the split function of the eval command
Topic 3 – Evaluating Multivalue Fields
  • Use the mvcount, mvindex, and mvfilter eval functions to evaluate multivalue fields
Topic 4 – Manipulating Multivalue Data
  • Use the mvsort, mvzip, mvjoin, mvmap, and mvappend eval functions and the mvexpand command to analyze multivalue data