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Is there a way to configure a custom file name for the exported CSV file attached in saved search alert emails?

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Hi,

By default, Splunk will export CSV files attached as “splunk-results.csv” and deliver it in the email. Is there a way we can configure our custom file name? like "customname1.csv" or based on the saved search name?

Thanks,
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Hi @vasanthmss

I noticed you upvoted @somesoni2's answer, but you didn't accept it. If his answer solved your question, please be sure to resolve the post by clicking "Accept" directly below his answer. Always do this for all of your questions that have a working answer.

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SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

As I had the same problem (and this is the first result on Google), I figured out a permanent solution that can be customized per alert.

In savedsearches.conf, go to your alert, and add this line:

action.email.reportFileName = here-goes-your-filename-without-csv-extension

Splunk will then use that setting, add .csv and attach that file to your alert email. As far as I understand it, every setting from alert_actions.conf can be overridden in savedsearches.conf, e.g.

# alert_actions.conf
[email]
reportFileName = something

equals

# savedsearches.conf
alert.email.reportFileName = something

Swap reportFileName with the setting of your choice 😉

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Path Finder

I tried this, it din't work.

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