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Metrics indexes missing in REST-API listing?

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we created an index overview dashboard for our users. They get a list of all available indexes, the retention time per index and if the current user has access permissions for that index. Nice 🙂
The basis for that index listing is the following query:

| rest /services/data/indexes 

Now with Splunk 7.x we are also using the new metric store. However the new metric indexes are not shown in the above query!

There already seems to be a new field datatype, which should indicate the index type (metric or event):
But all this doesn't count, because metrics indexes aren't shown at all.

This is happing for us in version 7.0 and also in version 7.1.

Is anyone else experiencing this?

- Lorenz

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Re: Metrics indexes missing in REST-API listing?

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Splunk Employee

Hi Lorenz,

We didn't want to return metrics indexes by default as people with existing code would suddenly start to get indexes that needed to be queried in a different way.

In the link you gave the first parameter listed for GET /data/indexes is "datatype", this can be "all", "event" or "metric" - "event" is the default.

So to list all indexes:

| rest /services/data/indexes datatype=all

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