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Splunk DB Connect: Why does table get locked for output


I am using Splunk DB connect app for SqlServer DB. The connection is working fine.
I am able to feed search result to DB table e.g xyz. I have a scheduler that executes every 2 minutes.
Now the problem is xyz table locked frequently and this table is accessed by another front-end application.

Is it possible that while Splunk is writing into DB table it gets locked for that duration or any other reason for table locking?

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I believe this is not to be handeled by Splunk but rather by your SQL query statements itself. Because splunk isn't doing anything about locking your table.
Suggestions -
Do you require such high frequency of querying your table for writing. See if you can reduce the cron for this.
Use Transactions in your Sql qyery to avoid lockouts. An example -

Hope this helps. Let me know.

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Thanks for reply. I am using Splunk DB Connect > Data Lab > Outputs to write Splunk query results to DB table. We have DB team they mentioned that table is get locked after we develop the splunk solution to write into DB. Application that accessing the DB table is using get methods(read only) so they need the table should be unlock status always.

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