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How to edit props.conf to override Splunk truncating JSON data?

Explorer

Hi Guys,

So I figured out that my Splunk instance is truncating my JSON data. That's not good and I'd like to remedy this. In reading, it looks as though I need to override my props.conf file by using the local/props.conf file. Since I'm using a Universal Forwarder it appears I don't need touch this ( http://wiki.splunk.com/Community:HowIndexingWorks ) as from the picture TRUNCATE happens in the parsing stage on the main server.

So on my main server I added the following stanza. I then read ( http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/6.5.1/admin/Propsconf ) that I simply need to hit | extract reload=T and I should be in business.

Well it didn't work! Can someone with a bigger brain please point out my error? On the forwarder side I'm am monitoring the following file. FWIW - I also tried editing the UF side props.conf and that didn't work either.

/opt/splunk/splunkforwarder/bin/splunk add monitor /var/log/django/ -sourcetype json

/opt/splunk/etc/system/local/props.conf

[_json]
pulldown_type = true
INDEXED_EXTRACTIONS = json
TRUNCATE = 30000
KV_MODE = none
category = Structured
description = JavaScript Object Notation format. For more information, visit http://json.org/

Finally here is the image of it getting truncated at 10000 which is the default.
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Influencer

From your screenshot I can see the sourctype is json, not _json as your per your props.conf. Have you tried changing the stanza name in props.conf?

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