Getting Data In

How can I get a list of data inputs using the REST API?

bbknowles
Explorer

I'd like to get a list of the data inputs and - ideally - the actual search behind each input.

Is it possible to do this using the REST command in the Splunk GUI?

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bbknowles
Explorer

Yes. But it's okay. I figured out a way, using this search:

index=_internal host=PHSWEB2257 sourcetype=dbx_server task | dedup task
| table task query

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bbknowles
Explorer

Sorry. I guess I didn't communicate that well. I actually want a list of the db connections and the searches or queries behind them.

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niketnilay
Legend

What do you mean by DB Connection? Are you using DB Connect app?

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niketnilay
Legend

@bbknowles try the following:

| rest /services/data/inputs/all/

You can refer to Splunk REST API Document for Data Inputs
Usually once you open any view in Splunk UI, based on URL in the browser you should be able to figure out which REST API (or endpoint documentation you should refer to).

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jnudell_2
Builder

Could you be more specific about what you mean by data inputs. There are many ways to get data into Splunk, and you won't be able to get information for certain types of data inputs by using REST.

You'll also need to clarify what you mean by "the search behind each input". There is no "search" associated with a monitor type input, it just watches files for changes. There is a search behind db connect inputs, but it's an SQL query, not a search.

In general, I would say you could get some information using REST, but not all information about data inputs.

Is there a specific use case you're trying to address?

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