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How to trigger script with arguments from Splunk search?

koshyk
Super Champion

I was able to make splunk send alert to my abc_pythonscript correctly after configuring commands.conf

| makeresults | eval myfield="some_raw_message" | table myfield| script abc_pythonscript myfield

But when I look into the arguments coming to my script, is myfield rather than the value within it. I was expecting the value of "some_raw_message" to be passed to my script.

Is it a mistake I'm doing or any better ways to do this?

1 Solution

woodcock
Esteemed Legend

Like this:

 | makeresults | eval myfield="some_raw_message" |map search="| makeresults | abc_pythonscript $myfield$"

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highsplunker
Contributor

This worked for me:

step 1. in search box of web interface
| makeresults | jonsnow dest="bbb", source="bla-bla-bla"

step 2. for "jonsnow" custom command to work
write this in commands.conf
[jonsnow]
filename = jonsnow.py

and this to local.meta of the same Splunk app

[commands/jonsnow]
access = read : [ * ], write : [ admin, power ]
export = system
owner = myusername

step 3. the script itself (jonsnow.py)
import splunk.Intersplunk
import subprocess
keywords, argvals = splunk.Intersplunk.getKeywordsAndOptions()
xxx = argvals['xxx']
yyy = argvals['yyy']
subprocess.call(["sh", "./jonsnow.sh", xxx, yyy])

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vadivel_parames
Explorer

Hi Koshyk,

I have a similar requirement. Would be helpful if you could share the script how you are passing the splunk alert values into a python script.
Thanks!

woodcock
Esteemed Legend

You should really post a new question, but perhaps my (unaccepted) answer here helps?
https://answers.splunk.com/answers/41949/passing-search-results-to-external-python-script.html

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koshyk
Super Champion

hi mate
1. create a python script (say my_python_script)
2. Ensure it has permissions to read from the app context
3. Run your base query and output results as you wish for your python script
4. and as answer given above pass those into a "map" command

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woodcock
Esteemed Legend

Like this:

 | makeresults | eval myfield="some_raw_message" |map search="| makeresults | abc_pythonscript $myfield$"

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highsplunker
Contributor

OK, worked too, thanks.
| makeresults | eval myfield="some_raw_message" |map search="| makeresults | abc_pythonscript $myfield$"

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highsplunker
Contributor

Could you please share abc_pythonscript ?
See my answer below (worked).

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koshyk
Super Champion

great thanks. worked like a charm

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