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Difference between using xmlkv and KV_MODE=xml

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Hi,
I am getting inputs in the form of xml files.. To extract the fields from xml, do i need to use xmlkv in search or KV_MODE=xml in props.conf?
Which one gives better performance and what is the difference between the two?

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As per splunk documentation here is the difference

The xmlkv command automatically extracts fields from XML-formatted data. For example, if the XML contains the following in its _raw data . xmlkv command needed to be invoked by the user to get the fields.

KV_MODE = xml is a search time field extraction that happens before the results are fetched to the user .This setting automatically bring the field extractions automatically.

Hence KV_MODE =xml is the best practice and performance wise there wont be much difference (not sure)

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