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What are the issues with index naming?

the_wolverine
Champion

Previously we have encountered issues with using CAPS in index name configuration.

What other issues should we be aware of?

Are there issues with using special characters like "." or numerals in web2.0:

index=web2.0

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yannK
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

yes, likely, use "underscore" to check.

index=web2_0

yannK
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

`******************************************************************************
PER INDEX OPTIONS
These options may be set under an [] entry.

Index names must consist of only numbers, letters, periods, underscores, and hyphens.
******************************************************************************`

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somesoni2
Revered Legend

Yes...see this link (search for "PER INDEX OPTIONS")
http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/6.0.1/admin/Indexesconf

the_wolverine
Champion

Is this documented anywhere?

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