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MongoDB Commands app: "MissingSectionHeaderError" when calling command "|mongoshowdb"

vbhakta88
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I am trying to use the Splunk app MongoDB Commands to gather data from a MongoDB instance. I want to be able to query the data and display it in Splunk.

When I call the command "|mongoshowdb" I get this error:
MissingSectionHeaderError at "C:\Program Files\Splunk\Python-2.7\Lib\ConfigParser.py", line 512 : File contains no section headers. file: C:\Program Files\Splunk\etc\apps\mongodb_commands\bin..\local\mongodb.conf, line: 1 '\xef\xbb\xbf\n'

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vbhakta88
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I figured it out. The file C:\Program Files\Splunk\etc\apps\mongodb_commands\local\mongodb.conf had a UTF-8-BOM encoding but when I changed it to just UTF-8 it worked. I used notepad++ to edit the encoding since that is what I was using to view the file.

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vbhakta88
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I figured it out. The file C:\Program Files\Splunk\etc\apps\mongodb_commands\local\mongodb.conf had a UTF-8-BOM encoding but when I changed it to just UTF-8 it worked. I used notepad++ to edit the encoding since that is what I was using to view the file.

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isabellechristo
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Hello,
my problem is : I Have no file mongodb.conf and I don't know what I must put inside

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isachristophe
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Hello,

What information did you put in mongodb.conf ?

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