When adding Cloudwatch inputs for Splunk Add-on for Amazon Web Services using the UI, it appears that in the background, Splunk appends a UUID to the input definition created in inputs.conf under /splunk/etc/apps/SplunkTAaws/local
metric_namespace = AWS/Lambda
metric_namespace = AWS/ApplicationELB
For Cloudwatch inputs added via Splunk Web, Splunk is able to aggregate all the cloudwatch metric configurations under a single input
But when we generate inputs.conf with an automation program, appending a generated valid UUID at the end of cloudwatch input names, Splunk creates individual cloudwatch inputs in the UI
Using configuration files, how can we ensure Cloudwatch inputs for a single account are summarised in a single line in the UI, such as when added via UI ?