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Matillion ETL Data Model for Splunk
Version - 18.0.6886

Note: Data models are true for the latest version of Matillion ETL. If you are on an older version or using a component from an old job, your experience may differ.




Connection String OptionsBack To Top

  1. Auto Cache
  2. Batch Size
  3. Cache Connection
  4. Cache Driver
  5. Cache Location
  6. Cache Metadata
  7. Cache Query Result
  8. Connection Life Time
  9. Connect On Open
  10. Firewall Password
  11. Firewall Port
  12. Firewall Server
  13. Firewall Type
  14. Firewall User
  15. Location
  16. Logfile
  17. Max Log File Size
  18. Max Rows
  19. Offline
  20. Other
  21. Page Size
  22. Password
  23. Pool Idle Timeout
  24. Pool Max Size
  25. Pool Min Size
  26. Pool Wait Time
  27. Proxy Auth Scheme
  28. Proxy Auto Detect
  29. Proxy Exceptions
  30. Proxy Password
  31. Proxy Port
  32. Proxy Server
  33. Proxy SSL Type
  34. Proxy User
  35. Pseudo Columns
  36. Readonly
  37. Row Scan Depth
  38. RTK
  39. SSL Server Cert
  40. Support Enhanced SQL
  41. Tables
  42. Timeout
  43. Type Detection Scheme
  44. URL
  45. Use Connection Pooling
  46. User
  47. Verbosity
  48. Views



Auto Cache

Automatically caches the results of SELECT queries into a cache database specified by either CacheLocation or both of CacheConnection and CacheProvider . Configured with CacheQueryResult .
Data Type

bool

Default Value

false

Remarks

When AutoCache is set, the driver automatically maintains a cache of your table's data in the database of your choice. With CacheQueryResult additionally set, the driver updates the cache when you execute a SELECT query and returns the live results from the Splunk data.

Explicitly Caching SELECT Results

CacheQueryResult is a way to query Splunk in real time while maintaining a cache for offline use. Set CacheQueryResult to update the cache whenever you execute a SELECT statement. When you execute a SELECT statement with AutoCache and CacheQueryResult set, the driver executes the query to the remote data and caches the results; rows that already exist are overwritten. That is, SELECT statements are used to create and refresh the cache, not to query it. Data manipulation commands are executed to the remote data as well.

To query the cached data, set the Offline property. If you need to query the cached data in an online connection, you can append #CACHE to the table name. For example:

SELECT * FROM [DataModels#CACHE]

Setting the Caching Database

When AutoCache is set, the driver caches to a simple, file-based cache. You can configure its location or cache to a different database with the following properties:

See Also





Batch Size

The maximum size of each batch operation to submit.
Data Type

int

Default Value

0

Remarks

When BatchSize is set to a value greater than 0, the batch operation will split the entire batch into separate batches of size BatchSize. The split batches will then be submitted to the server individually. This is useful when the server has limitations on the size of the request that can be submitted.

Setting BatchSize to 0 will submit the entire batch as specified.





Cache Connection

The connection string for the cache database. Always used in conjunction with CacheProvider . Setting both properties will override the value set for CacheLocation for caching data.
Data Type

string

Default Value

""

Remarks

The cache database is determined based on the CacheDriver and CacheConnection properties. Both properies are required to use the cache database. Examples of common cache database settings can be found below. For more information on setting the caching database's driver, refer to CacheDriver.

The connection string specified in the CacheConnection property is passed directly to the underlying CacheDriver. Consult the documentation for the specific JDBC driver for more information on the available properties. Make sure to include the JDBC driver in your application's classpath.

Derby and Java DB

The driver simplifies caching to Derby, only requiring you to set the CacheLocation property to make a basic connection.

Alternatively, you can configure the connection to Derby manually using CacheProvider and CacheConnection. Below is the Derby JDBC URL syntax:

jdbc:derby:[subsubprotocol:][databaseName][;attribute=value[;attribute=value] ... ]
For example, to cache to an in-memory database, use the following:
jdbc:derby:memory

SQLite

To cache to SQLite, you can use the SQLite JDBC driver. Below is the syntax of the JDBC URL:

jdbc:sqlite:dataSource

MySQL

The installation includes the CData JDBC Driver for MySQL. Below is an example JDBC URL:

jdbc:mysql:User=root;Password=root;Server=localhost;Port=3306;Database=cache
Below are typical connection properties:

SQL Server

The JDBC URL for the Microsoft JDBC Driver for SQL Server has the following syntax:

jdbc:sqlserver://[serverName[\instance][:port]][;database=databaseName][;property=value[;property=value] ... ]
For example:
jdbc:sqlserver://localhost\sqlexpress:1433;integratedSecurity=true
Below are typical SQL Server connection properties:
Oracle

Below is the conventional JDBC URL syntax for the Oracle JDBC Thin driver:

jdbc:oracle:thin:[userId/password]@[//]host[[:port][:sid]]
For example:
jdbc:oracle:thin:scott/tiger@myhost:1521:orcl
Below are typical connection properties:
PostgreSQL

Below is the JDBC URL syntax for the official PostgreSQL JDBC driver:

jdbc:postgresql:[//[host[:port]]/]database[[?option=value][[&option=value][&option=value] ... ]]
For example, the following connection string connects to a database on the default host (localhost) and port (5432):
jdbc:postgresql:postgres
Below are typical connection properties:





Cache Driver

The database driver to be used to cache data.
Data Type

string

Default Value

""

Remarks

You can cache to any database for which you have a JDBC driver, including CData JDBC drivers.

The cache database is determined based on the CacheDriver and CacheConnection properties. The CacheDriver is the name of the JDBC driver class that you would like to use to cache data.

Note that you must also add the CacheDriver JAR to the classpath.

The following examples show how to cache to several major databases. Refer to CacheConnection for more information on the JDBC URL syntax and typical connection properties.

Derby and Java DB

The driver simplifies Derby configuration. Java DB is the Oracle distribution of Derby. The JAR is shipped in the JDK. You can find the JAR, derby.jar, in the db subfolder of the JDK installation. In most caching scenarios, you need to specify only the following, after adding derby.jar to the classpath.

jdbc:splunk:CacheLocation='c:/Temp/cachedir';user=MyUserName;password=MyPassword;URL=MyURL;
To customize the Derby JDBC URL, use CacheDriver and CacheConnection. For example, to cache to an in-memory database, use a JDBC URL like the following:
jdbc:splunk:CacheDriver=org.apache.derby.jdbc.EmbeddedDriver;CacheConnection='jdbc:derby:memory';user=MyUserName;password=MyPassword;URL=MyURL;
SQLite

Below is a JDBC URL for the SQLite JDBC driver:

jdbc:splunk:CacheDriver=org.sqlite.JDBC;CacheConnection='jdbc:sqlite:C:/Temp/sqlite.db';user=MyUserName;password=MyPassword;URL=MyURL;
MySQL

Below is a JDBC URL for the included CData JDBC Driver for MySQL:

  jdbc:splunk:Cache Driver=cdata.jdbc.mysql.MySQLDriver;Cache Connection='jdbc:mysql:Server=localhost;Port=3306;Database=cache;User=root;Password=123456';user=MyUserName;password=MyPassword;URL=MyURL;
  
The CData JDBC Driver for MySQL is located in the lib subfolder of the CData JDBC Driver for Splunk 2018 installation directory.
SQL Server

The following JDBC URL uses the Microsoft JDBC Driver for SQL Server:

jdbc:splunk:Cache Driver=com.microsoft.sqlserver.jdbc.SQLServerDriver;Cache Connection='jdbc:sqlserver://localhost\sqlexpress:7437;user=sa;password=123456;databaseName=Cache';user=MyUserName;password=MyPassword;URL=MyURL;
Oracle

Below is a JDBC URL for the Oracle Thin Client:

jdbc:splunk:Cache Driver=oracle.jdbc.driver.OracleDriver;CacheConnection='jdbc:oracle:thin:scott/tiger@localhost:1521:orcldb';user=MyUserName;password=MyPassword;URL=MyURL;
PostgreSQL

The following JDBC URL uses the official PostgreSQL JDBC driver:

jdbc:splunk:CacheDriver=org.postgresql.Driver;CacheConnection='jdbc:postgresql://localhost:5433/postgres?user=postgres&password=admin';user=MyUserName;password=MyPassword;URL=MyURL;





Cache Location

Specifies the path to the cache when caching to a file.
Data Type

string

Default Value

""

Remarks

The CacheLocation is a simple, file-based cache. The driver uses Java DB, Oracle's distribution of the Derby database. To cache to Java DB, you will need to add the Java DB JAR to the classpath. The JAR, derby.jar, is shipped in the JDK and located in the db subfolder of the JDK installation.

CacheLocation defaults to the directory specified by the Location setting.

See Also





Cache Metadata

Whether or not to cache the table metadata to a file store.
Data Type

bool

Default Value

false

Remarks

As you execute queries with this property set, table metadata in the Splunk catalog are cached to the file store specified by CacheLocation if set or the user's home directory otherwise. A table's metadata will be retrieved only once, when the table is queried for the first time.

When to Use CacheMetadata

The driver automatically persists metadata in memory for up to two hours when you first discover the metadata for a table or view and therefore, CacheMetadata is generally not required. CacheMetadata becomes useful when metadata operations are expensive such as when you are working with large amounts of metadata or when you have many short-lived connections.

When Not to Use CacheMetadata





Cache Query Result

With AutoCache set, caches each row read from a SELECT query's results. Without this, the provider will attempt to fully replicate the table before executing the actual query against the replication database.
Data Type

bool

Default Value

false

Remarks

When CacheQueryResult and AutoCache are set, the rows returned from a SELECT query are cached in the cache database. The driver handles caching in a streaming fashion with each row being processed into the cache database from the original result set as you read the row from the returned ResultSet object. This ensures that the live data is not queried twice. Note that any rows you do not read from the returned ResultSet will not be updated in the cache.





Connection Life Time

The maximum lifetime of a connection in seconds. Once the time has elapsed, the connection object is disposed.
Data Type

string

Default Value

"0"

Remarks

The maximum lifetime of a connection in seconds. Once the time has elapsed, the connection object is disposed. The default is 0 which indicates there is no limit to the connection lifetime.





Connect On Open

Species whether to connect to the Splunk when the connection is opened.
Data Type

bool

Default Value

false

Remarks

When set to 'true', a connection will be made to Splunk when the connection is opened. This property enables the 'Test Connection' feature available in various database tools.

This feature acts as a NOOP command as it is used to verify a connection can be made to Splunk and nothing from this initial connection is maintained.

Setting this property to 'false' may provide performance improvements (depending upon the number of times a connection is opened).





Firewall Password

A password used to authenticate to a proxy-based firewall.
Data Type

string

Default Value

""

Remarks

This property is passed to the proxy specified by FirewallServer and FirewallPort, following the authentication method specified by FirewallType.





Firewall Port

The TCP port for a proxy-based firewall.
Data Type

string

Default Value

""

Remarks

This specifies the TCP port for a proxy allowing traversal of a firewall. Use FirewallServer to specify the name or IP address. Specify the protocol with FirewallType.





Firewall Server

The name or IP address of a proxy-based firewall.
Data Type

string

Default Value

""

Remarks

This property specifies the IP address, DNS name, or host name of a proxy allowing traversal of a firewall. The protocol is specified by FirewallType: Use FirewallServer with this property to connect through SOCKS or do tunneling. Use ProxyServer to connect to an HTTP proxy.

Note that the driver uses the system proxy by default. To use a different proxy, set ProxyAutoDetect to false.





Firewall Type

The protocol used by a proxy-based firewall.
Data Type

string

Default Value

"NONE"

Remarks

This property specifies the protocol that the driver will use to tunnel traffic through the FirewallServer proxy. Note that by default the driver connects to the system proxy; to disable this behavior and connect to one of the following proxy types, set ProxyAutoDetect to false.

Type Default Port Description
TUNNEL 80 When this is set, the driver opens a connection to Splunk and traffic flows back and forth through the proxy.
SOCKS4 1080 When this is set, the driver sends data through the SOCKS 4 proxy specified by FirewallServer and FirewallPort and passes the FirewallUser value to the proxy, which determines if the connection request should be granted.
SOCKS5 1080 When this is set, the driver sends data through the SOCKS 5 proxy specified by FirewallServer and FirewallPort. If your proxy requires authentication, set FirewallUser and FirewallPassword to credentials the proxy recognizes.

To connect to HTTP proxies, use ProxyServer and ProxyPort. To authenticate to HTTP proxies, use ProxyAuthScheme, ProxyUser, and ProxyPassword.





Firewall User

The user name to use to authenticate with a proxy-based firewall.
Data Type

string

Default Value

""

Remarks

The FirewallUser and FirewallPassword properties are used to authenticate against the proxy specified in FirewallServer and FirewallPort, following the authentication method specified in FirewallType.





Location

A path to the directory that contains the schema files defining tables, views, and stored procedures.
Data Type

string

Default Value

""

Remarks

The path to a directory which contains the schema files for the driver (.rsd files for tables and views, .rsb files for stored procedures). The Location property is only needed if you would like to customize definitions (e.g., change a column name, ignore a column, etc.) or extend the data model with new tables, views, or stored procedures.

The schema files are deployed alongside the driver assemblies. You must also ensure that Location points to the folder that contains the schema files. The folder location can be a relative path from the location of the executable.





Logfile

A path to the log file.
Data Type

string

Default Value

""

Remarks

For more control over what is written to the log file, take a look at Verbosity.





Max Log File Size

A string specifying the maximum size in bytes for a log file (ex: 10MB). When the limit is hit, a new log is created in the same folder with the date and time appended to the end.
Data Type

string

Default Value

"100MB"

Remarks

A string specifying the maximum size in bytes for a log file (ex: 10MB). When the limit is hit, a new log is created in the same folder with the date and time appended to the end. The default limit is 100MB. Values lower than 100kB will use 100kB as the value instead.





Max Rows

Limits the number of rows returned rows when no aggregation or group by is used in the query. This helps avoid performance issues at design time.
Data Type

string

Default Value

"-1"

Remarks

Limits the number of rows returned rows when no aggregation or group by is used in the query. This helps avoid performance issues at design time.





Offline

Use offline mode to get the data from the cache instead of the live source.
Data Type

bool

Default Value

false

Remarks

When Offline is set to TRUE, all queries execute against the cache as opposed to the live data source. In this mode, certain queries like INSERT, UPDATE, DELETE, and CACHE are not allowed.





Other

Hidden properties needed only in specific use cases.
Data Type

string

Default Value

""

Remarks

The properties listed below are available for specific use cases. Normal driver use cases and functionality should not require these properties.

Specify multiple properties in a semicolon-separated list.

Caching Configuration

CachePartial=TrueCaches only a subset of columns, which you can specify in your query.
QueryPassthrough=TruePasses the specified query to the cache database instead of using the SQL parser of the driver.

Integration and Formatting

DefaultColumnSizeSets the default length of string fields when the data source does not provide column length in the metadata. The default value is 2000.
ConvertDateTimeToGMTWhether to convert date-time values to GMT, instead of the local time of the machine.
RecordToFile=filenameRecords the underlying socket data transfer to the specified file.





Page Size

The number of results to return per page of data retrieved from the Splunk server.
Data Type

string

Default Value

"1000"

Remarks

The number of results to return per page of data retrieved from the Splunk server.





Password

The password of the user.
Data Type

string

Default Value

""

Remarks

Together with User, this field is used to authenticate against the Splunk server.





Pool Idle Timeout

The allowed idle time for a connection before it is closed.
Data Type

string

Default Value

""

Remarks

The allowed idle time a connection can remain in the pool until the connection is closed. The default is 60 seconds.





Pool Max Size

The maximum connections in the pool.
Data Type

string

Default Value

"100"

Remarks

The maximum connections in the pool. The default is 100. To disable this property, set the property value to 0 or less.





Pool Min Size

The minimum number of connections in the pool.
Data Type

string

Default Value

"1"

Remarks

The minimum number of connections in the pool. The default is 1.





Pool Wait Time

The max seconds to wait for an available connection.
Data Type

string

Default Value

""

Remarks

The max seconds to wait for a connection to become available. If a new connection request is waiting for an available connection and exceeds this time, an error is thrown. By default, new requests wait forever for an available connection.





Proxy Auth Scheme

The authentication type to use to authenticate to the ProxyServer proxy.
Data Type

string

Default Value

"BASIC"

Remarks

This value specifies the authentication type to use to authenticate to the HTTP proxy specified by ProxyServer and ProxyPort.

Note that the driver will use the system proxy settings by default, without further configuration needed; if you want to connect to another proxy, you will need to set ProxyAutoDetect to false, in addition to ProxyServer and ProxyPort. To authenticate, set ProxyAuthScheme and set ProxyUser and ProxyPassword, if needed.

The authentication type can be one of the following:

If you need to use another authentication type, such as SOCKS 5 authentication, see FirewallType.





Proxy Auto Detect

This indicates whether to use the system proxy settings or not. Set ProxyAutoDetect to FALSE to use custom proxy settings. This takes precedence over other proxy settings.
Data Type

bool

Default Value

true

Remarks

By default, the driver uses the system HTTP proxy. Set this to false if you want to connect to another proxy.

To connect to an HTTP proxy, see ProxyServer.

For other proxies, such as SOCKS or tunneling, see FirewallType.





Proxy Exceptions

A semicolon separated list of hosts or IPs that will be exempt from connecting through the ProxyServer .
Data Type

string

Default Value

""

Remarks

The ProxyServer will be used for all addresses, except for addresses defined in this property. Use semicolons to separate entries.

Note that the driver will use the system proxy settings by default, without further configuration needed; if you want to explicitly configure proxy exceptions for this connection, you will need to set ProxyAutoDetect to false, and configure ProxyServer and ProxyPort. To authenticate, set ProxyAuthScheme and set ProxyUser and ProxyPassword, if needed.





Proxy Password

A password to be used to authenticate to the ProxyServer proxy.
Data Type

string

Default Value

""

Remarks

This property is used to authenticate to an HTTP proxy server that supports NTLM (Windows), Kerberos, or HTTP authentication. To specify the HTTP proxy, you can set ProxyServer and ProxyPort. To specify the authentication type, set ProxyAuthScheme.

If you are using HTTP authentication, additionally set ProxyUser and ProxyPassword to HTTP proxy.

If you are using NTLM authentication, set ProxyUser and ProxyPassword to your Windows password. You may also need these to complete Kerberos authentication.

For SOCKS 5 authentication or tunneling, see FirewallType.

By default, the driver uses the system proxy. If you want to connect to another proxy, set ProxyAutoDetect to false.





Proxy Port

The TCP port the ProxyServer proxy is running on.
Data Type

string

Default Value

"80"

Remarks

The port the HTTP proxy is running on that you want to redirect HTTP traffic through. Specify the HTTP proxy in ProxyServer. For other proxy types, see FirewallType.





Proxy Server

The hostname or IP address of a proxy to route HTTP traffic through.
Data Type

string

Default Value

""

Remarks

The hostname or IP address of a proxy to route HTTP traffic through. The driver can use the HTTP, Windows (NTLM), or Kerberos authentication types to authenticate to an HTTP proxy.

If you need to connect through a SOCKS proxy or tunnel the connection, see FirewallType.

By default, the driver uses the system proxy. If you need to use another proxy, set ProxyAutoDetect to false.





Proxy SSL Type

The SSL type to use when connecting to the ProxyServer proxy.
Data Type

string

Default Value

"AUTO"

Remarks

This property determines when to use SSL for the connection to an HTTP proxy specified by ProxyServer. This value can be AUTO, ALWAYS, NEVER, or TUNNEL. The applicable values are the following:

AUTODefault setting. If the URL is an HTTPS URL, the driver will use the TUNNEL option. If the URL is an HTTP URL, the component will use the NEVER option.
ALWAYSThe connection is always SSL enabled.
NEVERThe connection is not SSL enabled.
TUNNELThe connection is through a tunneling proxy: The proxy server opens a connection to the remote host and traffic flows back and forth through the proxy.





Proxy User

A user name to be used to authenticate to the ProxyServer proxy.
Data Type

string

Default Value

""

Remarks

The ProxyUser and ProxyPassword options are used to connect and authenticate against the HTTP proxy specified in ProxyServer.

You can select one of the available authentication types in ProxyAuthScheme. If you are using HTTP authentication, set this to the username of a user recognized by the HTTP proxy. If you are using Windows or Kerberos authentication, set this property to a username in one of the following formats:

user@domain
domain\user





Pseudo Columns

Indicates whether or not to include pseudo columns as columns to the table.
Data Type

string

Default Value

""

Remarks

This setting is particularly helpful in Entity Framework, which does not allow you to set a value for a pseudo column unless it is a table column. The value of this connection setting is of the format "Table1=Column1, Table1=Column2, Table2=Column3". You can use the "*" character to include all tables and all columns; i.e., "*=*".





Readonly

You can use this property to enforce read-only access to Splunk from the provider.
Data Type

bool

Default Value

false

Remarks

If this property is set to true, the driver will allow only SELECT queries. INSERT, UPDATE, DELETE, and stored procedure queries will cause an error to be thrown.





Row Scan Depth

Set this property to control the number of rows scanned when TypeDetectionScheme is set to RowScan.
Data Type

string

Default Value

"50"

Remarks

Determines the number of rows used to determine the column data types.

Setting a high value may decrease performance. Setting a low value may prevent the data type from being determined properly, especially when there is null data.





RTK

The runtime key used for licensing.
Data Type

string

Default Value

""

Remarks

The RTK property may be used to license a build. Please see the included licensing file to see how to set this property. The runtime key is only available if you purchased an OEM license.





SSL Server Cert

The certificate to be accepted from the server when connecting using TLS/SSL.
Data Type

string

Default Value

""

Remarks

If using a TLS/SSL connection, this property can be used to specify the TLS/SSL certificate to be accepted from the server. Any other certificate that is not trusted by the machine will be rejected.

This property can take the forms:

Description Example
A full PEM Certificate (example shortened for brevity) -----BEGIN CERTIFICATE----- MIIChTCCAe4CAQAwDQYJKoZIhv......Qw== -----END CERTIFICATE-----
A path to a local file containing the certificate C:\cert.cer
The public key (example shortened for brevity) -----BEGIN RSA PUBLIC KEY----- MIGfMA0GCSq......AQAB -----END RSA PUBLIC KEY-----
The MD5 Thumbprint (hex values can also be either space or colon separated) ecadbdda5a1529c58a1e9e09828d70e4
The SHA1 Thumbprint (hex values can also be either space or colon separated) 34a929226ae0819f2ec14b4a3d904f801cbb150d

If not specified, any certificate trusted by the machine will be accepted. Use '*' to signify to accept all certificates (not recommended for security concerns).





Support Enhanced SQL

Enhances SQL functionality beyond what can be supported through the API directly, by enabling in-memory client-side processing.
Data Type

bool

Default Value

true

Remarks

When SupportEnhancedSQL is set to true, the driver offloads as much of the SELECT statement processing as possible to Splunk and then processes the rest of the query in memory. In this way the driver can execute unsupported predicates, joins, and aggregation.

When SupportEnhancedSQL is set to false, the driver limits SQL execution to what is supported by the Splunk API.

Execution of Predicates

The driver determines which of the clauses are supported by the data source and then pushes them to the source to get the smallest superset of rows that would satisfy the query. It then filters the rest of the rows locally. The filter operation is streamed, which enables the driver to filter effectively for even very large datasets.

Execution of Joins

The driver uses various techniques to join in memory. The driver trades off memory utilization against the requirement of reading the same table more than once.

Execution of Aggregates

The driver retrieves all rows necessary to process the aggregation in memory.





Tables

Restrict the tables reported to a subset of the available tables. For example: Tables=TableA,TableB,TableC.
Data Type

string

Default Value

""

Remarks

Listing the tables from some databases can be expensive. Providing a list of tables in the connection string improves the performance of the driver.

This property can also be used as an alternative to automatically listing views if you already know which ones you want to work with and there would otherwise be too many to work with.

Specify the tables you want in a comma-separated list. For example: Tables=TableA,TableB,TableC





Timeout

The value in seconds until the timeout error is thrown, canceling the operation.
Data Type

string

Default Value

"60"

Remarks

If the Timeout property is set to 0, operations do not time out: They run until they complete successfully or encounter an error condition.

If Timeout expires and the operation is not yet complete, the driver throws an exception.





Type Detection Scheme

Determines how to determine the data type of columns.
Data Type

string

Default Value

"RowScan"

Remarks

NoneSetting TypeDetectionScheme to None will return all columns as the string type.
RowScanSetting TypeDetectionScheme to RowScan will scan rows to heuristically determine the data type. The RowScanDepth determines the number of rows to be scanned.





URL

The URL to your Splunk endpoint.
Data Type

string

Default Value

""

Remarks

The URL to your Splunk endpoint; for example, https://yoursitename.splunk.com:8089.





Use Connection Pooling

Enables connection pooling.
Data Type

bool

Default Value

false

Remarks

Enables connection pooling. The default is false. See Connection Pooling for information on using connection pools.





User

The name of a user.
Data Type

string

Default Value

""

Remarks

Together with Password, this field is used to authenticate against the Splunk server.





Verbosity

The verbosity level that determines the amount of detail included in the log file.
Data Type

string

Default Value

"1"

Remarks

The verbosity level determines the amount of detail that the driver reports to the Logfile. Verbosity levels from 1 to 5 are supported. These are described below:

1Setting Verbosity to 1 will log the query, the number of rows returned by it, the start of execution and the time taken, and any errors.
2Setting Verbosity to 2 will log everything included in Verbosity 1, cache queries, and additional information about the request, if applicable, such as HTTP headers.
3Setting Verbosity to 3 will additionally log the body of the request and the response.
4Setting Verbosity to 4 will additionally log transport-level communication with the data source. This includes SSL negotiation.
5Setting Verbosity to 5 will additionally log communication with the data source and additional details that may be helpful in troubleshooting problems. This includes interface commands.

The Verbosity should not be set to greater than 1 for normal operation. Substantial amounts of data can be logged at higher verbosities, which can delay execution times.





Views

Restrict the views reported to a subset of the available tables. For example: Views=ViewsA,ViewsB,ViewsC.
Data Type

string

Default Value

""

Remarks

Listing the views from some databases can be expensive. Providing a list of views in the connection string improves the performance of the driver.

This property can also be used as an alternative to automatically listing views if you already know which ones you want to work with and there would otherwise be too many to work with.

Specify the views you want in a comma-separated list. For example: For example: Views=ViewsA,ViewsB,ViewsC





TablesBack To Top

  1. DataModels
  2. Datasets
  3. SearchJobs



DataModels

Create, query, update, and delete data models in Splunk.

Select

The driver will use the Splunk API to process search criteria that refer to the Id column. This column supports server-side processing for the = operator. The driver processes other filters client-side within the driver.

For example, the following query is processed server side by the Splunk APIs:

SELECT * FROM DataModels WHERE Id = 'SampleModel' 
You can turn off the client-side execution of the query by setting SupportEnhancedSQL to false in which case any search criteria that refers to other columns will cause an error or inconsistent data.
Insert

The Id column is the minimum requirement for an insert. In an insert, the DataModels table allows only the Id and Acceleration columns.

INSERT INTO DataModels (Id, Acceleration) VALUES ('initialname', '{"enabled":false,"earliest_time":"","hunk.file_format":"","hunk.dfs_block_size":0,"hunk.compression_codec":""}' )
Update

The DataModels table allows updates for the Acceleration column when Id is specified. You can also set the Provisional pseudocolumn.

UPDATE DataModels SET Provisional = 'true', Acceleration = '{"enabled":false,"earliest_time": "-1mon", "cron_schedule": "0 */12 * * *","hunk.file_format":"","hunk.dfs_block_size":0,"hunk.compression_codec":""}' WHERE Id = 'initialname' 
Delete

The DataModels table allows deleting a record when Id is specified.

DELETE FROM Datamodels Where Id = 'initialname' 
Columns

Name Type ReadOnly References Description
Id [KEY] String False

Id of the data model.

LinkId String True

Link of the data model.

Disabled Boolean True

Indicates if the data model is disabled/enabled.

UpdatedAt Datetime True

Datetime of the last update of the data model.

Description String True

Description of the data model.

Name String True

The name displayed for the data model in Splunk.

Author String True

Splunk user who created the data model.

App String True

Splunk app where the data model is shared.

Owner String True

Splunk user who owns the data model.

CanShareApp Boolean True

Boolean indicating whether the data model can be shared in an app.

CanShareGlobal Boolean True

Boolean indicating whether the data model can be shared globally.

CanShareUser Boolean True

Boolean indicating whether the data model can be shared by the user.

CanWrite Boolean True

Boolean indicating whether the data model can be extended by the user.

Modifiable Boolean True

Boolean indicating whether the data model can be modified.

Removable Boolean True

Boolean indicating whether the data model can be removed.

Acceleration String False

Acceleration settings for the data model. Supply JSON to specify any or all of the following settings: enabled (true or false), earliest_time (time modifier), or cron_schedule (cron string).

AccelerationAllowed Boolean True

Boolean indicating that acceleration is allowed or not for the data model.

AccelerationHunkCompression String True

Specifies the compression codec to be used for the accelerated orc or parquet format files.

DatasetCommands String True

Data model commands.

DatasetDescription String True

The JSON describing the data model.

DatasetCurrentCommand Integer True

Current command of the data model.

DatasetEarliestTime Datetime True

Earliest time of data model events being processed.

DatasetLatestTime Datetime True

Latest time of data model events being processed.

DatasetDiversity String True

Diversity of events being processed.

DatasetLimiting Integer True

Limitations of events being processed.

DatasetMode String True

Search mode events being processed.

DatasetSampleRatio String True

Sample ratio of the data model.

DatasetFields String True

Indexed fields the data model has.

DatasetType String True

Dataset type.

Type String True

Data model type.

Digest String True

Content digest type.

TagsWhitelist String True

Whitelist of data model tags.

ReadPermitions String True

Permissions to read this data model.

WritePermitions String True

Permissions to write to this data model.

Sharing String True

Data model sharing type.

Username String True

Username of the Splunk user.

Pseudo-Columns

Pseudo column fields are used in the WHERE clause of SELECT statements and offer a more granular control over the tuples that are returned from the data source.

Name Type Description
Provisional Boolean

Indicates whether the data model is provisional. Provisional data models are not saved. Specify true to validate a data model before saving it.

Rows@Next String

This is used to page through multiple pages of results and should not be set manually.





Datasets

Create, query, update, and delete datasets in Splunk.

Select

The Datasets table requires DataModelId in the WHERE clause. The DataModelId column supports server-side processing for the = operator. The driver processes other search criteria client-side within the driver.

SELECT * FROM DataSets  WHERE DataModelId = 'SampleModel' 
You can turn off the client-side execution of the query by setting SupportEnhancedSQL to false in which case any search criteria that refers to other columns will cause an error or inconsistent data.
Insert

Splunk allows inserts only when DataModelId, ParentName, and ObjectName are all specified.

INSERT INTO  [Datasets] (ObjectName, ParentName, DataModelId) VALUES ('SampleSet', 'BaseEvent','SampleModel')
Update

Whe Datasets table allows updates when DataModelId is specified. The columns that can be updated in this case are the following: Description and DisplayName.

When ObjectName is also specified, you can update the following columns: ObjectDisplayName, ParentName, Comment, Fields, Calculations, Constraints, Lineage, ObjectSearchNoFields, ObjectSearch, AutoextractSearch, PreviewSearch, AccelerationSearch, BaseSearch, and TsidxNamespace.

UPDATE Datasets SET Description = 'model description' AND DisplayName = 'Model Display Name' WHERE DataModelId = 'SampleModel' 

UPDATE Datasets SET ParentName = 'BaseEvent', BaseSearch = '| search (index=* OR index=_*) | fields _time, RootObject', AccelerationSearch = ' search (index=* OR index=_*) ' WHERE DataModelId = 'SampleModel' AND ObjectName = 'SampleSet' 
Delete

Datasets can be deleted by providing the DataModelId and the ObjectName of the dataset.

DELETE FROM Datasets WHERE DataModelId = 'SampleModel' AND ObjectName = 'SampleSet'
Columns

Name Type ReadOnly References Description
ObjectName [KEY] String False

Name of the dataset object.

DatamodelId [KEY] String False

DataModels.Id

Id of the data model the object belongs to.

DisplayName String False

Name of the data model the object belongs to.

Description String False

Dataset description.

ObjectNameList String True

List of the objects in the data model.

ObjectDisplayName String False

Name displayed in Splunk for the object.

ParentName String False

Name of the Parent Event.

Comment String False

Dataset comments.

Fields String False

Dataset events indexed fields.

Calculations String False

Saved calculations for dataset fields.

Constraints String False

Saved constraints for dataset fields.

Lineage String False

Dataset lineage.

ObjectSearchNoFields String False

Object search query without fields.

ObjectSearch String False

Saved search query for the object.

AutoextractSearch String False

Search query for autoextraction.

PreviewSearch String False

Search preview query.

AccelerationSearch String False

Search query including acceleration.

BaseSearch String False

Basic search query.

TsidxNamespace String False

Allocated namespace.

EventBased Integer True

Number of Event-Based objects in the data model.

TransactionBased Integer True

Number of Transaction-Based objects in the data model.

SearchBased Integer True

Number of Search-Based objects in the data model.

Pseudo-Columns

Pseudo column fields are used in the WHERE clause of SELECT statements and offer a more granular control over the tuples that are returned from the data source.

Name Type Description
Rows@Next String

This is used to page through multiple pages of results and should not be set manually.





SearchJobs

Create, query, update, and delete search jobs in Splunk.

Select

The driver will use the Splunk APIs to process the search Id (Sid) criteria specified in the WHERE clause. The Sid column supports server-side processing for the = operator. The driver processes other search criteria client-side within the driver.

SELECT * FROM SearchJobs
SELECT * FROM SearchJobs Where Sid = '123456789.1234' 
You can turn off the client-side execution of the query by setting SupportEnhancedSQL to false in which case any search criteria that refers to other columns will cause an error or inconsistent data.
Insert

Splunk allows inserts only when EventSearch is specified. You can insert the Custom, EarliestTime, LatestTime, Label, and StatusBuckets columns and all pseudocolumns.

INSERT Into SearchJobs (Custom, EventSearch, LatestTime, Timeout) VALUES ('custom1=test1, custom2=test2', ' from datamodel SampleModel', 'now', '60')
Update

The SearchJobs table allows updates of the Custom column only when Sid is specified.

UPDATE SearchJobs SET Custom = 'custom1=test3, custom2=test4' WHERE sid = '123456789.1234' 
Delete

SearchJobs can be deleted by providing the Sid.

DELETE FROM SearchJobs WHERE Sid = '123456789.1234'
Columns

Name Type ReadOnly References Description
Sid [KEY] String False

The search Id number.

EventSearch String False

Subset of the entire search that is before any transforming commands.

Custom String False

Custom job property. In an INSERT operation, pass the values as a comma-separated list of pairs of keys and values.

EarliestTime String False

The earliest time a search job is configured to start.

LatestTime String False

The latest time a search job is configured to start.

CursorTime String True

The earliest time from which no events are later scanned. Can be used to indicate progress.

Delegate String True

For saved searches, specifies jobs that were started by the user. Defaults to scheduler.

DiskUsage Long True

The total amount of disk space used, in bytes.

DispatchState String True

The state of the search. Can be any of QUEUED, PARSING, RUNNING, PAUSED, FINALIZING, FAILED, or DONE.

DoneProgress Double True

A number between 0 and 1.0 that indicates the approximate progress of the search. doneProgress = (latestTime-cursorTime) / (latestTime-earliestTime)

DropCount Integer True

For real-time searches only, the number of possible events that were dropped due to the rt_queue_size (defaults to 100000).

EventAvailableCount Integer True

The number of events that are available for export.

EventCount Integer True

The number of events returned by the search.

EventFieldCount Integer True

The number of fields found in the search results.

EventIsStreaming Boolean True

Indicates if the events of this search are being streamed.

EventIsTruncated Boolean True

Indicates if the events of the search are not stored, making them unavailable from the events endpoint for the search.

EventPreviewableCount Integer True

Number of in-memory events that are not yet committed to disk.

EventSorting String True

Indicates if the events of this search are sorted, and in which order.

IsDone Boolean True

Indicates if the search has completed.

IsEventsPreviewEnabled String True

Indicates if the timeline_events_preview setting is enabled in limits.conf.

IsFailed Boolean True

Indicates if there was a fatal error executing the search. For example, invalid search string syntax.

IsFinalized Boolean True

Indicates if the search was finalized (stopped before completion).

IsPaused Boolean True

Indicates if the search is paused.

IsPreviewEnabled Boolean True

Indicates if previews are enabled.

IsRealTimeSearch Boolean True

Indicates if the search is a real-time search.

IsRemoteTimeline Boolean True

Indicates if the remote timeline feature is enabled.

IsSaved Boolean True

Indicates that the search job is saved on disk. Search artifacts are saved on disk for 7 days from the last time that the job was viewed or touched.

IsSavedSearch Boolean True

Indicates if this is a saved search run using the scheduler.

IsZombie Boolean True

Indicates if the process running the search died without finishing the search.

Keywords String True

All positive keywords used by this search. A positive keyword is a keyword that is not in a NOT clause.

Label String False

Custom name created for this search.

Messages String True

Errors and debug messages.

NumPreviews Integer True

Number of previews generated so far for this search job.

Performance String True

A representation of the execution costs.

Priority Integer True

An integer between 0-10 that indicates the search priority.

RemoteSearch String True

The search string that is sent to every search peer.

ReportSearch String True

If reporting commands are used, the reporting search.

ResultCount Integer True

The total number of results returned by the search. In other words, this is the subset of scanned events (represented by the ScanCount) that actually matches the search terms.

ResultIsStreaming Boolean True

Indicates if the final results of the search are available using streaming (for example, no transforming operations).

ResultPreviewCount Integer True

The number of result rows in the latest preview results.

RunDuration Decimal True

Time in seconds that the search took to complete.

ScanCount Integer True

The number of events that are scanned or read off disk.

SearchEarliestTime Datetime True

Specifies the earliest time for a search, as specified in the search command rather than the EarliestTime parameter. It does not snap to the indexed data time bounds for all-time searches.

SearchLatestTime Datetime True

Specifies the latest time for a search, as specified in the search command rather than the LatestTime parameter. It does not snap to the indexed data time bounds for all-time searches.

SearchProviders String True

A list of all the search peers that were contacted.

StatusBuckets Integer False

Maximum number of timeline buckets.

TTL String True

The time to live, or the time before the search job expires after it completes.

Pseudo-Columns

Pseudo column fields are used in the WHERE clause of SELECT statements and offer a more granular control over the tuples that are returned from the data source.

Name Type Description
SearchMode String

Searching mode, realtime or normal. If set to realtime, the search runs over the live data.

The allowed values are normal, realtime.

EnableLookups Boolean

Indicates whether lookups should be applied to events.

AutoPause Integer

If specified, the search job pauses after this many seconds of inactivity. (0 means never autopause.)

AutoCancel Integer

If specified, the job automatically cancels after this many seconds of inactivity. (0 means never autocancel.)

AdhocSearchLevel Integer

Specify a search mode. Use one of the following search modes: verbose, fast, or smart.

The allowed values are verbose, fast, smart.

ForceBundleReplication Boolean

Specifies whether this search should cause (and wait depending on the value of SyncBundleReplication) for bundle synchronization with all search peers.

IndexEarliest String

Specify a time string. Sets the earliest inclusive time bounds for the search, based on the index time bounds.

IndexLatest String

Specify a time string. Sets the latest exclusive time bounds for the search, based on the index time bounds.

IndexedRealtime Boolean

Indicates whether or not to use the indexed-realtime mode for real-time searches.

IndexedRealtimeOffset Integer

Sets disk sync delay for indexed real-time search (seconds).

MaxCount Integer

The number of events that can be accessible in any given status bucket.

MaxTime Integer

Comma-separated list of (possibly wildcarded) servers from which raw events should be pulled.

Namespace String

The application namespace in which to restrict searches.

Now String

Specify a time string to set the absolute time used for any relative time specifier in the search. Defaults to the current system time. You can specify a relative time modifier for this parameter. For example, specify +2d to specify the current time plus two days.

ReduceFrequency Integer

Determines how frequently to run the MapReduce reduce phase on accumulated map values.

ReloadMacros Boolean

Specifies whether to reload macro definitions from the configuration file.

RemoteServerList Integer

The number of seconds to run this search before finalizing. Specify 0 to never finalize.

ReplaySpeed Integer

Indicate a real-time search replay speed factor. For example, 1 indicates normal speed, 0.5 indicates half of normal speed, and 2 indicates twice as fast as normal.

ReplayStartTime String

Relative wall-clock start time for the replay.

ReplayEndTime String

Relative end time for the replay clock. The replay stops when the clock time reaches this time.

ReuseMaxSecondsAgo Integer

Specifies the number of seconds ago to check when an identical search is started and return the search Id of the job instead of starting a new job.

RequiredField String

Adds a required field to the search.

RealTimeBlocking Boolean

For a real-time search, indicates if the indexer blocks if the queue for this search is full.

RealTimeIndexFilter Boolean

For a real-time search, indicates if the indexer prefilters events.

RealTimeMaxBlockSecs Integer

For a real-time search with RealTimeBlocking set to true, the maximum time to block. Specify 0 to indicate no limit.

RealTimeQueueSize Integer

For a real-time search, the queue size (in events) that the indexer should use for this search.

Timeout Integer

The number of seconds to keep this search after processing has stopped.

SyncBundleReplication String

Specifies whether this search should wait for bundle replication to complete.

Rows@Next String

This is used to page through multiple pages of results and should not be set manually.





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  1. AlertsInInternalServer
  2. LookUpReport
  3. UploadedModel



AlertsInInternalServer

A dataset object in the example InternalServer data model.

Select

This is an example of a dataset view. These views are generated from dataset objects inside a data model. The driver will use the Splunk APIs to process the following query components; the driver processes other parts of the query client-side in memory.

All columns support server-side processing for the following operators and functions:

LIMIT, ORDER BY, GROUP BY, and HAVING are also processed server-side. An exception is the case when in the selected columns, there are fields that are not in the GROUP BY, and GROUP BY, criteria, and limiting are handled client-side.

In the case when an unsupported criteria or function is used, all processing will be completed client-side (except selecting specified fields). This is also the case when a SELECT statement has a column that is not in the GroupBy clause.

For example, the driver uses the Splunk APIs to process the following queries.

SELECT Component, Timeendpos as Timeend FROM [AlertsInInternalServer] WHERE Component = 'Saved' OR EventType != '' AND Priority IS NOT NULL AND Linecount NOT IN ('1', '2') ORDER BY Priority DESC LIMIT 5 

SELECT AVG(Suppressed), Priority FROM [AlertsInInternalServer] GROUP BY Priority HAVING AVG(Suppressed) > 0 
You can turn off the client-side execution of the query by setting SupportEnhancedSQL to false in which case any search criteria that refers to other columns will cause an error or inconsistent data.
Columns

Name Type Description
_time Datetime
component String
date_hour Int
date_mday Int
date_minute Int
date_month String
date_second Int
date_wday String
date_year Int
date_zone Int
digest_mode Int
dispatch_time Int
host String
linecount Int
log_level String
priority String
punct String
savedsearch_id String
scheduled_time Int
search_type String
server_alert_actions String
server_app String
server_message String
server_result_count Int
server_run_time Double
server_savedsearch_name String
server_sid String
server_status String
server_user String
source String
sourcetype String
splunk_server String
suppressed Int
thread_id String
timeendpos Int
timestartpos Int
window_time Int

Pseudo-Columns

Pseudo column fields are used in the WHERE clause of SELECT statements and offer a more granular control over the tuples that are returned from the data source.

Name Type Description
Rows@Next String Identifier for the next page of results. Do not set this value manually.





LookUpReport

An example lookup report representing a view based on a saved report in Splunk.

Select

This is an example of a report view. These views are generated from saved reports in Splunk.

The driver will use the Splunk APIs to process the following query components; the driver processes other parts of the query client-side in memory. You can turn off the client-side execution of the query by setting SupportEnhancedSQL to false in which case any search criteria that refers to other columns will cause an error or inconsistent data.

All columns support server-side processing for the following operators and functions:

LIMIT, ORDER BY, GROUP BY, and HAVING are also processed server-side. An exception is the case when in the selected columns, there are fields that are not in the GROUP BY, and GROUP BY, criteria, and limiting are handled client-side.

In the case when an unsupported criteria or function is used, all processing will be completed client-side (except selecting specified fields). This is also the case when a SELECT statement has a column that is not in the GROUP BY clause.

For example, the driver processes the following queries server-side:

SELECT Country, Subregion as Sub FROM LookUpReport Where Iso2 != '123' OR continent = 'Europe' AND iso3 NOT IN ('example_1', 'example_2') ORDER BY Country DESC LIMIT 5 

SELECT AVG(Iso2), Subregion FROM LookUpReport GROUP BY Subregion HAVING AVG(Iso2) > 0 
You can turn off the client-side execution of the query by setting SupportEnhancedSQL to false in which case any search criteria that refers to other columns will cause an error or inconsistent data.
Columns

Name Type Description
continent String
country String
iso2 String
iso3 String
region_un String
region_wb String
subregion String

Pseudo-Columns

Pseudo column fields are used in the WHERE clause of SELECT statements and offer a more granular control over the tuples that are returned from the data source.

Name Type Description
Rows@Next String Identifier for the next page of results. Do not set this value manually.





UploadedModel

An example of a table object inside a data model.

Select

This is an example of a view generated from a table object inside a data model. The driver will use the Splunk APIs to process the following query components; the driver processes other parts of the query client-side in memory.

All columns support server-side processing for the following operators and functions.

LIMIT, ORDER BY, GROUP BY, and HAVING are also processed server-side. An exception is the case when in the selected columns, there are fields that are not in the GROUP BY, and GROUP BY, criteria, and limiting are handled client-side.

In the case when an unsupported criteria or function is used, all processing will be completed client-side (except selecting specified fields). This is also the case when a SELECT statement has a column that is not in the GROUP BY clause.

For example, the following queries are processed server side:

SELECT Component, Timeendpos as Timeend FROM [UploadedModel] Where Component = 'Saved' OR DEST_CITY_MARKET_ID != '' AND DEST_AIRPORT_ID NOT IN ('1', '2') ORDER BY ORIGIN_AIRPORT_ID DESC LIMIT 5 

SELECT AVG(DEST_AIRPORT_ID), ORIGIN_AIRPORT_ID FROM [UploadedModel] GROUP BY ORIGIN_AIRPORT_ID HAVING AVG(DEST_AIRPORT_ID) > 0 
You can turn off the client-side execution of the query by setting SupportEnhancedSQL to false in which case any search criteria that refers to other columns will cause an error or inconsistent data.
Columns

Name Type Description
_time Datetime
DEST_AIRPORT_ID Int
DEST_AIRPORT_SEQ_ID Int
DEST_CITY_MARKET_ID Int
host String
linecount Int
ORIGIN_AIRPORT_ID Int
ORIGIN_AIRPORT_SEQ_ID Int
ORIGIN_CITY_MARKET_ID Int
punct String
source String
sourcetype String
splunk_server String
timestamp String

Pseudo-Columns

Pseudo column fields are used in the WHERE clause of SELECT statements and offer a more granular control over the tuples that are returned from the data source.

Name Type Description
Rows@Next String Identifier for the next page of results. Do not set this value manually.