Developing for Splunk Enterprise

Splunk Python conf file read/write

arun_kant_sharm
Path Finder

Hi Experts,

For an app creation, I need to create my own .conf file. Please inform me How I create a custom conf file, and how I read and write data in that conf file using Python.
Please inform me where I can learn Splunk Python packages, better if it in present in any youtube channel.

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gaurav_maniar
Builder

hi Arun,

Your question is very broad, but I will try to answer it as specific as possible.

Create Custom .conf file
- You can include setup.xml in your application. Using it you can create your custom conf and modify it.
- It will be accessible to users from "Manage Apps" page.
- Setup page is useful when you want to customize an app for a particular usage
- You can update the values using the setup page. The values will be saved in local directory of the app
- https://dev.splunk.com/enterprise/docs/developapps/setuppage

Now, to read the custom conf value, use the below code with your splunk python script,

from splunk.clilib import cli_common as cli
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...
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cfg = cli.getConfStanza('custom_conf_file_name','custom_stanza')
print cfg.get('parameter')

Let me know if you have any queries.

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mcederhage_splu
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