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## How to define a Windows monitor stanza containing a space in the path?

Engager

When defining a monitoring path in inputs.conf with space in the path, any Windows directory path with space in it is not working. There is a space in " Web Server Extensions". Is there a way defined monitoring path with a space in it? Other monitor inputs without spaces are working fine.

``````[monitor://C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14\WebServices\LogFiles]
disabled = false
sourcetype = iis
index = infra_sharepoint
``````
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## Re: How to define a Windows monitor stanza containing a space in the path?

Champion

It was be imported without any problems. Is the correct character code of the log file?

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## Re: How to define a Windows monitor stanza containing a space in the path?

Engager

the issue is resolved after changing the sourcetype from iis to abciis.

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## Re: How to define a Windows monitor stanza containing a space in the path?

Contributor

Can you clarify?

you mean you can just make up a sourcetype (and name it anything like "abciis")...?

Did you have to define "abciis" anywhere?

Did not work, as explained above.

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## Re: How to define a Windows monitor stanza containing a space in the path?

Communicator

What does sourcetype have to do with spaces in the monitor:// statement? This answer is not helpful to me. I do not want to downvote it as it is not offensive, but it is not helpful either.

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## Re: How to define a Windows monitor stanza containing a space in the path?

Engager

I think this reply re source-type was voted Answer because the OP's problem was with source-type rather than the spaces in the file-name/path

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## Re: How to define a Windows monitor stanza containing a space in the path?

Engager

My experience with Splunk v7.3 is that the [monitor] stanza understands 'spaces' as-is, i.e., nothing special needs to be done.

For instance, my 'inputs.conf' works correctly with the following:

[monitor://C:\Program Files (x86)\My App\Logs*\app.log*]