It's a pretty popular search command and it is used in all sorts of situations. Below are some really cool searches that use inputlookup along with other search commands.

Time Travel or How to move a field through time for prediction purposes

| inputlookup app_usage.csv | reverse | streamstats window=1 current=f first(RemoteAccess) as RemoteAccessFromFuture | reverse | ...


Align a future value with the features in the past based on some time delta (Time to Decision, Time to Action) for machine learning or predictive analytics in general.



Props to Tom LaGatta Be careful , check 1) for current=f 2) if your time frame is correct for the |reverse bit. 3) if you are confused about first() verse last(), use a line chart and check