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How to overwrite a sourcetype created by "collect" in a summary index?

Path Finder

Hi,

I had a sourcetype created by "collect" command in a summary index. Now I modified my queries and want to replace the sourcetype with corrected results. I used "collect" command again but found that results only appended to the previous results instead of overwriting to it.

Could you please advise me?

Thanks!

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Re: How to overwrite a sourcetype created by "collect" in a summary index?

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SplunkTrust

Reindexing of data doesn't overwrite the existing data, in fact, you can modify the data once indexed. Your option would be to clean (delete) the old/incorrect data before repopulating the new data.

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Re: How to overwrite a sourcetype created by "collect" in a summary index?

Path Finder

Thanks for the response! I am not an admin, so have no auth to delete data. Is there a easy way or an option for "collect" command to overwrite existing instead of appending? Thanks!

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Re: How to overwrite a sourcetype created by "collect" in a summary index?

SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Nopes, As I said, data once indexed can't be modified. What you can do is to either request your admin to delete that data OR update your queries in such a way that it takes the latest (correct) data.

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Re: How to overwrite a sourcetype created by "collect" in a summary index?

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Converted to Answer.

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