Getting Data In

Modular Input: Do we need to parse a "name" stanza if I have defined in my spec that my named stanza is default?

jhernandez_splu
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

I have been working on a modular input and been struggling with the way you read input stanza data from splunk
all examples for some reason parse a "name" stanza before actually getting any values back from the defined spec.
http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/6.2.0/AdvancedDev/ModInputsScripts#Read_XML_configuratio...
do we need to parse this name stanza even if I have defined in my spec that my named stanza is default? Is it required?

Referring specifically to this piece:

 if conf_node:
            logging.debug("XML: found configuration")
            stanza = conf_node.getElementsByTagName("stanza")[0]
            if stanza:
                stanza_name = stanza.getAttribute("name")
                if stanza_name:
                    logging.debug("XML: found stanza " + stanza_name)
                    config["name"] = stanza_name

Is there another recommended way of reading that stanza back from Splunk?

1 Solution

jhernandez_splu
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

So after further troubleshooting the name stanza is required to be parsed in the config. It is also required to be sent via the default/data/ui/manager/*.xml if you are configuring via the UI http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/6.2.0/AdvancedDev/ModInputsCustomizeUI#Manager_page_exam...

Example:

<element name="name" label="Input name">
  <view name="list"/>
  <view name="create"/>
  <key name="exampleText">Just a name to identify this modular input. Example: default</key>

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jhernandez_splu
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

So after further troubleshooting the name stanza is required to be parsed in the config. It is also required to be sent via the default/data/ui/manager/*.xml if you are configuring via the UI http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/6.2.0/AdvancedDev/ModInputsCustomizeUI#Manager_page_exam...

Example:

<element name="name" label="Input name">
  <view name="list"/>
  <view name="create"/>
  <key name="exampleText">Just a name to identify this modular input. Example: default</key>

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jhernandez_splu
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee
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