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Scheduling a periodic update on kvstore using python

vinay3006
Engager

Hi
I have a python code which pulls data from a source using REST API and updates the KVStore collection. However i want this to run on a period basis say once in 24 hours. What is the best way to schedule this?
Regards,
V

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richgalloway
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

You could use cron or you could create a scripted input that runs your python daily. I prefer the latter.

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richgalloway
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

You could use cron or you could create a scripted input that runs your python daily. I prefer the latter.

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vinay3006
Engager

for scripted inputs, I do not have any data to index, i would like to use only the kvstore collections. Is it possible to run the scripts without indexing data?

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richgalloway
SplunkTrust
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If the script does not write anything to stdout then nothing will be indexed.

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