Splunk Search


You can use this Snap to execute a search query and retrieve data from Splunk using the Splunk REST API.

Splunk Search Snap



Limitations and Known Issues


Snap Views

View Description Examples of Upstream and Downstream Snaps
Input Any Snap with a document output view can be connected upstream.The Snap does not require input data. Input documents may be used to evaluate any JavaScript expression in the properties. Upstream Snap is optional.
  • Mapper
Output The Snap provides the document data stream for the search result.The search result received from Splunk is in XML format. The Snap parses this XML data and produces a stream of documents at the output view. Learn more about Splunk Search Output.
  • Mapper
  • CSV Formatter

Error handling is a generic way to handle errors without losing data or failing the Snap execution. You can handle the errors that the Snap might encounter when running the pipeline by choosing one of the following options from the When errors occur list under the Views tab. The available options are:

  • Stop Pipeline Execution Stops the current pipeline execution when the Snap encounters an error.
  • Discard Error Data and Continue Ignores the error, discards that record, and continues with the remaining records.
  • Route Error Data to Error View Routes the error data to an error view without stopping the Snap execution.

Learn more about Error handling in Pipelines.

Snap Settings

  • Suggestion icon (): Indicates a list that is dynamically populated based on the configuration.
  • Expression icon (): Indicates whether the value is an expression (if enabled) or a static value (if disabled). Learn more about Using Expressions in SnapLogic.
  • Add icon (): Indicates that you can add fields in the field set.
  • Remove icon (): Indicates that you can remove fields from the field set.
Field / Field set Type Description
Label String

Required. Specify a unique name for the Snap. Modify this to be more appropriate, especially if more than one of the same Snaps is in the pipeline.

Default value: Splunk Search

Example: Search employees list
Search query String/Expression

Required. Specify the search query to submit to Splunk.

Default value: N/A

Example: "search * | head 10" Search a default index "main" and get 10 events. "search index=test_index | head 1000" Search a custom index "test_index" and get 1000 events

Earliest time String/Expression

Specify the earliest time for searching the data.

Default value: N/A

Example: 1971-06-19T12:00:00:000-07:00

Latest time String/Expression

Specify the latest time for search. This property is ignored if the Last property has a valid value.

Default value: N/A

Example: "2015-02-20T12:00:00.000-07:00"

Last String/Expression

Specify the date or time interval for search. Leave this property blank if you want to use the Earliest/Latest time properties for the search.

Default value: 7

Example: 100

Unit Dropdown list Specify the time unit for the Last property. The available options are:
  • seconds
  • minutes
  • hours
  • days
  • weeks
  • months
  • quarters
  • years

Default value: days

Example: years

Earliest relative Dropdown list Returns search results based on the earliest time you choose, relative to the Last and Unit fields. The available options are:
  • No Snap-to: Decrements the start time by the value you specify in Latest Relative and Unit.
  • Beginning of time: Resets the time based on the value you enter in Last and Unit.

Default value: No Snap-to

Example: Beginning of time

Latest relative Dropdown list Returns the search results based on the latest time you choose, relative to the Last and Unit fields. The available options are:
  • Now: Sets the time to the value you enter in Last and Unit.
  • Beginning of time: Resets the time based on the value you enter in Last and Unit.

Default value: Now

Example: Beginning of time

Preset relative search Dropdown list Returns events for the time range selected here. The available options are:
  • None
  • Today
  • Week to date
  • Business week to date
  • Month to date
  • Year to date
  • Yesterday
  • Previous week
  • Previous business week
  • Previous month
  • Previous year
  • Last 30 days
  • Last 7 days
  • Last 24 hours
  • Last 4 hours
  • Last 60 minutes
  • Last 15 minutes
Note: If Preset Relative Search is not set to None, the Snap ignores all values entered in the Earliest time, Latest time, Last, Unit, Earliest Relative and Latest Relative fields.

Default value: None

Example: Today

Response mode Dropdown list Select the format of response returned from the Splunk server. The available options are:
  • XML
  • JSON

Default value: XML

Example: JSON

Snap execution Dropdown list Select one of the three modes in which the Snap executes.
Available options are:
  • Validate & Execute. Performs limited execution of the Snap and generates a data preview during pipeline validation. Subsequently, performs full execution of the Snap (unlimited records) during pipeline runtime.
  • Execute only. Performs full execution of the Snap during pipeline execution without generating preview data.
  • Disabled. Disables the Snap and all Snaps that are downstream from it.

Splunk Search Output

An example of the output preview on the Search query property value of "search * | head 2" is as follows: The search output includes both, preview data from a search that is still in progress, indicated by "_preview":true, and the actual data after the search completes, indicated by "_preview":false. You must use a Filter Snap downstream to specify which of these data must be fed into downstream Snaps. To do this, in the Filter expression field of the Filter Snap specify the value of the Preview field as:
  • false, to use the actual results after the search completes.
  • true, to use a preview or partial result of a search that is still in progress. This is helpful in case of long searches. In addition, you can provide an offset value to indicate the serial number starting from which the records must be selected.
Note: Preview data is cumulative, therefore, it may include duplicate records from previous previews, if any.
    "_preview": false,
    "_offset": 0,
    "_sourcetype": "mailServiceLog",
    "index": "main",
    "host": "dropbox",
    "_cd": "0:49158",
    "_serial": "0",
    "_si": "dropbox,main",
    "splunk_server": "dropbox",
    "linecount": "1",
    "_indextime": "1422929287",
    "_raw": "Thu Jan 25 2015 00:15:06 mailsv1 sshd[5276]: Failed password for invalid user appserver from port 3351 ssh2",
    "source": "secure.log",
    "_bkt": "main~0~85A0230B-D211-4DF5-AB4A-81F2C79F1281",
    "_time": "2015-01-25T00:15:06.000+00:00",
    "sourcetype": "mailServiceLog"
    "_preview": false,
    "_offset": 1,
    "_sourcetype": "mailServiceLog",
    "index": "main",
    "host": "dropbox",
    "_cd": "0:49153",
    "_serial": "1",
    "_si": "dropbox,main",
    "splunk_server": "dropbox",
    "linecount": "1",
    "_indextime": "1422929287",
    "_raw": "Thu Jan 25 2015 00:15:06 mailsv1 sshd[1039]: Failed password for root from port 3768 ssh2",
    "source": "secure.log",
    "_bkt": "main~0~85A0230B-D211-4DF5-AB4A-81F2C79F1281",
    "_time": "2015-01-25T00:15:06.000+00:00",
    "sourcetype": "mailServiceLog"