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Ordering of results from Java SDK export search

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According to http://dev.splunk.com/view/splunk-java-sdk-how-to/SP-CAAAEHQ "export" searches in the Java SDK return results in the opposite order to most Splunk searches:

  • Export: An export search is another type of search operation that runs immediately, does not create a job for the search, and starts streaming results immediately. Results are returned in reverse order from other searches―from the oldest results to the newest.

As far as I can see, that last sentence of this bullet point in the documentation is completely wrong. When I run an "export" search using the Java SDK the newest events are returned first. This is reproducible using the example program that comes with the SDK (described at http://dev.splunk.com/view/SP-CAAAEFF#export).

It would be brilliant if there was a way to export events in ascending time order using the SDK. Has anyone managed to do this?

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Re: Ordering of results from Java SDK export search

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You are right. This seems to be a defect in our documentation. We will get it corrected soon.

Thanks for bringing this to our attention.

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