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Database query into summary index counts as licensing usage ?

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Using DB_Connect with dbquery command, if the search results are stored in a summary index, will this count towards the license usage ?

From the documentation, it seems that If summary commands are used (sitop, sirare, sistats, sichart, sitimechart and collect) and the sourcetype is not renamed (stash) it does not count for licensing.

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Hi,

No, it does not count towards license usage. If this becomes a problem, we may need to alter the app's license terms to tighten that up, though.

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Hi,

No, it does not count towards license usage. If this becomes a problem, we may need to alter the app's license terms to tighten that up, though.

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Good question. Summary indexing does not count against licensing, ie, mining data that has already been indexed and storing the results in a new index.

If the dbquery command collects data directly from a database, and the splunk summary stats search commands can search those results and populate an index, then you may have found a way around licensing. Hard to believe tho, the licensing code is pretty well baked in.
Have you tested it? It should be easy enough to test.

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