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Why is there a necessity to have a different app - Splunk DB-Connect?

sarnagar
Contributor

Hi All,
Im very new to DB Connect for splunk app. Please help me understand the below. Appreciate your help on this.

When we run a query from splunk does that mean the splunk query gets converted to SQL query? Im not using a SQL query on splunk in this case.

Also what is the necessity for a separate app to connect to DB? Why can we have something like forwarders installed on these DB servers?

woodcock
Esteemed Legend

Yes, you pass your SQL to the app and the app calls it through the DB driver. You can do your own thing with a scripted/external lookup (we have done this before) if you like. You could even write your own scripted input on the forwarder if you'd like to.

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