Not equal (ne, /=)
You can apply this operation either as a Filter or Create column operation:
Compares two values of the same type and returns only the events where both values are not the same.
Compares two values of the same type and creates a Boolean column that shows true when both values are not the same.
Note that this operation is case sensitive, that is to say, same values in lowercase and uppercase will be considered as not equal.
How does it work in the search window?
Select Filter / Create column in the search window toolbar, then select the Not equal operation. You need to specify two arguments:
|is not equal to (mandatory)||The same as the Value data type|
If you use the Create column operation, the data type of the values in the new column is boolean (true or false).
demo.ecommerce.data table, we want to get only the events whose status code is different than 200. To do it, we will apply a Filter using the Not equal operation.
The arguments needed for the filter are:
- Value - statusCode column
- is not equal to - Click the pencil icon and enter 200
Click Filter data and you will see the following result:
Click Create column and follow the same steps to add a new Boolean column that shows true when the values in the statusCode column are different than 200.
How does it work in LINQ?
Use the operator
where... to apply the Filter operation and
as... to apply the Create column operation. These are the valid formats of the Not equal operation:
value1 /= value2
You can copy the following LINQ scripts and try the above example on the
from demo.ecommerce.data where statusCode /= 200
from demo.ecommerce.data where ne(statusCode, 200)
And this is the same example using the Create column operation:
from demo.ecommerce.data select statusCode /= 200 as code_not_200
from demo.ecommerce.data select ne(statusCode, 200) as code_not_200