Add scripted field for finding difference between two dates

(Shantanu Deshpande) #1


I want to add a scripted field to calculate the difference between two dates - start date and end date. However, the format of them is a little bit different. Here's how they look like:

proc_start_time: 04:10:26
proc_end_time: 04:10:29

I want to add another field called proc_time which will calculate the difference between these two fields.

I've gone through lucene expressions and painless docs (not very good at them).

Any help would be appreciated.

(Marius Dragomir) #2

Are they saved as a date field in Elasticsearch? then it should be really easy:
doc['proc_end_time'].value - doc['proc_start_time'].value will give you the value in miliseconds. If you set the custom format for the field to "Duration" you will also get a nice human readable format for that field.

(Shantanu Deshpande) #3

This is not working, I already tried. After adding field when I go in discover tab to see data, it says:

Courier Fetch: 5 of 179 shards failed.

Just to clarify, it is not in date field. I don't want to replace @timestamp field.


Converted to date field and still not working @Marius_Dragomir

(system) #4

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