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How to configure default values for parameters on Modular Inputs

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I am using C# SDK 2.0 and Visual Studio 2013 Extension for creating Modular Inputs. I am trying to understand the best way to specify default values for parameters, if it is even possible.

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There are 2 ways that come to mind :

1) hard code some defaults in your C# code. But then they are fixed as they are in compiled code.

2) So perhaps better , ship your modular input with a default/inputs.conf file that defines a parent stanza with defaults.

So , your default/inputs.conf might look like :

[foo]
some_default_param = 123

And then when users setup stanzas they can inherit the default parameters or override them

[foo://mystanza]
abc=1

[foo://anotherstanza]
abc =2
some_default_param = 678

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New Member

That is the perfect answer I was looking for.

Thanks!

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Ultra Champion

There are 2 ways that come to mind :

1) hard code some defaults in your C# code. But then they are fixed as they are in compiled code.

2) So perhaps better , ship your modular input with a default/inputs.conf file that defines a parent stanza with defaults.

So , your default/inputs.conf might look like :

[foo]
some_default_param = 123

And then when users setup stanzas they can inherit the default parameters or override them

[foo://mystanza]
abc=1

[foo://anotherstanza]
abc =2
some_default_param = 678

View solution in original post

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New Member

I changed my input.conf file but not able to see my default value on splunk setting=>data=>input=>app=>new page

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