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Search Syntax Highlighting - Free License - 6.5.0

Contributor

Hi,

Does anyone know how to enable the new 'Search Syntax Highlighting' and 'Compact' Assistant features when using the Free License?

The Splunk Overview 6.5 App has a section which says that these can be enabled from your 'Account settings' page. Something which isn't accessible with the Free License!

I've checked in: etc/apps/user-prefs/default/user-prefs.conf

And these options are included:

[general]
search_syntax_highlighting = 1
search_assistant = compact

But they don't appear to be working. I've checked in: /opt/splunk/etc/users/admin/user-prefs/local/user-prefs.conf to see if the options are being disabled, but they're not.

I've also tried adding the options into that file (/opt/splunk/etc/users/admin/user-prefs/local/user-prefs.conf) and restarting, but still no luck.

I have also tried using both Safari (10.0) and Chrome (53.0.2785.116) to see if it was browser related, but both behave the same.

This 6.5.0 install was an upgrade from 6.4.3 (already set-up using the Free License).

These look like great features, so if anyone has thoughts on how to get them going, that would be great.

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Re: Search Syntax Highlighting - Free License - 6.5.0

Super Champion

Syntax highlighting should be turned on by default. Was that not the case when you installed? The account settings page is where you go if you want to disable it. Or that's how it's supposed to work. I am reading Syntax highlighting in the Search Manual, and it has been on by default in the demos I have seen.

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Re: Search Syntax Highlighting - Free License - 6.5.0

Contributor

Hi Chris.

Unfortunately is doesn't appear to be working. I agree with you that 'it should' be on by default and the settings in etc/apps/user-prefs/default/user-prefs.conf (shown above), suggest that it is.

But it's not working for me.

Happy to share configs or work with someone to investigate further. I can only guess that it's 'upgrade' (from 6.4.3) or 'Free License' (as this doesn't allow user context configuration) related.

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Re: Search Syntax Highlighting - Free License - 6.5.0

Super Champion

Engineering has confirmed that this is a bug, it should be fixed in a forthcoming maintenance release.

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Re: Search Syntax Highlighting - Free License - 6.5.0

Contributor

Hi Chris. Thanks for coming back to me on this; it's good to know that it's not just me! 6.5.0 is still a great release, so will keep a lookout for the maintenance patch.

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Re: Search Syntax Highlighting - Free License - 6.5.0

Builder

Ahh, Not only me.
I did posted this some days ago.
https://answers.splunk.com/answers/455118/syntax-highlighting-and-autocomplete-in-your-accou.html
Also did an upgrade.

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Re: Search Syntax Highlighting - Free License - 6.5.0

Builder

Problem is that in Free License mode, you can not click on the user.
There are no button to the left of Messages.

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Re: Search Syntax Highlighting - Free License - 6.5.0

Contributor

Hi All,

I'm very pleased to say that this all appears to be resolved in version 6.5.1

Thanks to the Splunk Team.

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