Developing for Splunk Enterprise

Run a search based on alert result

maada
Explorer

Hi,
i would like to run a search (to collect data in a summary index) triggered by an alert, which is checking for new data. e.g. if the start of a new dataset comes in, i would like to enrich, manipulate and collect the last dataset into a summary index.

if the collect search only runs on a time schedule, i may get inconsistencies in between the collected dataset due to cutting in between.
i'm looking for something like a custom alert action to trigger another saved search.

Thanks in advance.

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DalJeanis
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

First possibility - look at @woodcock's answer to this question of how do you prevent a search from running during blackout periods.

https://answers.splunk.com/answers/24824/can-i-set-a-blackout-period-for-a-scheduled-search-during-w...

You could apply a version of that solution.

Second possibility - you could use your first search to determine and return the earliest= and latest= times for your search that collects the data... and then set teh same arbitrary future date/time as both earliest and latest if your search determines there is no data.

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