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Hello all, I'm a new splunk user and I'm not familiar yet with all its features. I have a rather unusual(or not) thing in mind to do with splunk.

I have a jboss application server log, in which I have all request towards 3rd party service logged. Each request has requestId which could be extracted.

I want to use those extracted requestIds to query the 3rd party service database and to compare the results which I get with those in my log.

I realize that I'll have to do some scripting to do this, my question is : is splunk overhead for this? or I'd be better of writing some script for this.

Anyone had similar expiriences?

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Re: Using splunk to check your log against database

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You can use splunk to pull entries from a database, but it will require the input you setup be a scripted input. So, yes, you can do it. However, as you suspected, it will require some scripting to do accomplish the task.

There have been a few posts about this over the last week which I find you'll probably find to be helpful and applicable to your particular scenario.

http://splunk-base.splunk.com/answers/23846/how-do-i-setup-an-input-for-sql-data?page=1#23857

http://splunk-base.splunk.com/answers/23772/index-a-db-log

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