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Splunk addon builder - How to create an input that shows list of indexes?

ramesh_babu71
Path Finder

Hello,

I have a requirement in new app being build using add-on builder create a input parameter called choose index. This parameter should show the list of avalable indexes from which an user selects one index.

I don't see this option in Splunk Add-on builder helper functions. However, Splunk doc does show such option in a picture just above the section called Pass values from data input parameters
https://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/AddonBuilder/2.2.0/UserGuide/ConfigureDataCollectionAdvanced

Another pic from an add-on which have this feature
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Can anyone help me on this please?

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smitra_splunk
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

@ramesh_babu71
I think this might help you. Use a query to populate in the dropdown, like given in the answers in the link below.
https://answers.splunk.com/answers/39370/is-it-possibl-to-get-a-list-of-available-indices.html

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chli_splunk
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Sorry AoB havent supported this feature yet. Currently you have to hardcode values for a dropdown component in UI, rather than getting indexers during run-time by some Python codes.

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ramesh_babu71
Path Finder

Thanks for the update chli_splunk.

I do see that the option of drop down list of index is not available for the section Alert Actions. But it is there in Data Collection of AoB

Hard-coding index values doesn't serve the purpose as client will add/remove indexes in future. Meanwhile I added a new global text field called Index. Client is okay with this approach.

Regards,
Ramesh Babu

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