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Ignoring events confusion

Communicator

Hi Guys

I have a quick and probabyly simple question, I needed to ignore an event for arguments sake lets call it event 123

So I created a transforms.conf and added the below -

[setnull]

REGEX = 123

DEST_KEY = queue

FORMAT = nullQueue

After restarting the Splunk service this has had the desired effect in that eventcode 123 is no longer being indexed, it stops appearing on the search at the same time that I restarted the service. To my question / confusion, in doing this it seems that the event 123 is actually also no longer being shown in the Windows event log.

1 is this correct, will the stanza that I have added stop the events being logged in the windows event viewer

2 should it not still be logged in the windows event viewer and just ignored when indexing all the other events ?

or is this just a complete coincidence and the event 123 has just resolved itself at the exact same time as I was working on ignoring that particular event.

Cheers Guys

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Communicator

This has to be coincidence as this is simply a filter of what gets indexed, not what is logged as an event on a server(s).

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Communicator

This has to be coincidence as this is simply a filter of what gets indexed, not what is logged as an event on a server(s).

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Communicator

Thanks for the quick response, I was hoping that was the case but I needed to be sure, thanks for the info.

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