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Appinspect - Why is the "Dynamic check for modular inputs" check case-insensitive?

Explorer

If I have the following scheme:

<scheme>
<title>My App</title>
<description>Does stuff</description>
<use_external_validation>true</use_external_validation>
<use_single_instance>true</use_single_instance>
<streaming_mode>xml</streaming_mode>
<endpoint>
    <args>
        <arg name="MyArg">
            <description>sample arg</description>
            <data_type>string</data_type>
            <required_on_edit>false</required_on_edit>
            <required_on_create>true</required_on_create>
        </arg>
    </args>
</endpoint>

And the following inputs.conf.spec

[my_app://<name>]
 MyArg = <value>

Using the appinspect API, The "Dynamic checks for modular inputs Modular Inputs are configured via an inputs.conf.spec file located at README/inputs.conf.spec" check fails claiming that "MyArg" defined in the scheme was not found in "README/inputs.conf.spec". If I change "MyArg" in the scheme to "myarg", the check passes.

Why are the args in the spec file treated as case-insensitive when the check is run? When the app is installed in Splunk, Splunk treats the args in the spec file as case-sensitive. Shouldn't the behavior of the check be the same as Splunk?

1 Solution

Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Hi Defaziom,
Thank you for reporting this issue! We've tracked this issue internally and will start our investigation and take appropriate action.

Best Regards,
Leo

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Hi Defaziom,
Thank you for reporting this issue! We've tracked this issue internally and will start our investigation and take appropriate action.

Best Regards,
Leo

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Explorer

Leo, thank you for looking into this issue! Do you have any updates?

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Defaziom, we are still working on it and the issue will be fixed soon (most likely before Feb).

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

@defaziom we've updated the AppInspect API service, I assume the issue should be fixed already, please verify.

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Explorer

I resubmitted our app and it passed all AppInspect tests! Thank you!

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