# fleet


01/11/2023, 9:41 PM
is there any difference in the queries for policies and live queries?(i assume no) I am running a query to remove certain test hosts from a policy and the host keeps showing up. when i run a live query, it does not show but when i run the same query in the policy editor, the host "penguin" keeps showing as a failed policy. Do i need to save and let the policy run again to clear previous results? is there a better way to do this rather than join these tables? i tried doing via the uuid thinking maybe it was a hidden attribute since the host name always shows in the results for any table. thanks in advance for any assitance
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SELECT * FROM deb_packages
full outer join system_info
WHERE system_info.hostname not like 'penguin' AND name LIKE 'REDACTED_DEB_NAME...' AND status='install ok installed'
limit 1;

Kathy Satterlee

01/11/2023, 11:13 PM
Policies are updated based on the interval you have set in Fleet. Does that policy still show as failing after that interval has passed?


01/12/2023, 1:33 AM
If the host returns no results for a policy, that host will show as "failed" in the UI. As Kathy said, it updates on that configured interval. Do I interpret correctly that you want your policy to pass for hosts that have that package installed, and also pass for hosts that have a hostname that does not include "penguin"? If so, I'd probably do this: SELECT * FROM deb_packages WHERE name LIKE 'REDACTED_DEB_NAME...' AND status='install ok installed' LIMIT 1 UNION SELECT 1 FROM system_info WHERE hostname NOT LIKE '%penguin%'; ;


01/12/2023, 1:38 PM
@Kathy Satterlee i will check that out today
@zwass i will try that out and see if that fixes the issue
@Kathy Satterlee yes still shows even after the interval passed
@zwass tried that as well but the penguin hosts are still showing. not a big deal though. i can just have these hosts removed since they are only tests device and we have more host to use now