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What is the correct syntax to change Database Monitor (dbmon-tail) in setup.xml?

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What is the correct syntax to change Database Monitor (dbmon-tail) in setup.xml?

Example:

[dbmon-tail://MY_DB/mydbqueryname]

setup.xml

  <block title="My Database Monitor" endpoint="admin/dbx-monitors" entity="MY_DB%252FMYDBQUERYNAME">
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Communicator

I fixed it with correct URL Encoding.

URL Enconding reference:
http://www.w3schools.com/tags/ref_urlencode.asp

inputs.conf

[dbmon-tail://MYQUERY]
interval = 5
query = SELECT * FROM [MY_TABLE] {{WHERE $rising_column$ > ?}}
disabled = 0

setup.xml

  <block title="MY_DBMON" endpoint="admin/dbx-monitors" entity="dbmon%2Dtail%3A%252F%252FMY_DBQUERY">
    <input field="query">
      <label>Query</label>
      <type>text</type>
    </input>
    <input field="interval">
      <label>Schedule</label>
      <type>text</type>
    </input>    
    <input field="disabled">
      <label>Disabled</label>
      <type>bool</type>
    </input>  
  </block>  

This translates:

dbmon%2Dtail%3A%252F%252FMYDBQUERY

TO

dbmon-tail://MYQUERY

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Communicator

I fixed it with correct URL Encoding.

URL Enconding reference:
http://www.w3schools.com/tags/ref_urlencode.asp

inputs.conf

[dbmon-tail://MYQUERY]
interval = 5
query = SELECT * FROM [MY_TABLE] {{WHERE $rising_column$ > ?}}
disabled = 0

setup.xml

  <block title="MY_DBMON" endpoint="admin/dbx-monitors" entity="dbmon%2Dtail%3A%252F%252FMY_DBQUERY">
    <input field="query">
      <label>Query</label>
      <type>text</type>
    </input>
    <input field="interval">
      <label>Schedule</label>
      <type>text</type>
    </input>    
    <input field="disabled">
      <label>Disabled</label>
      <type>bool</type>
    </input>  
  </block>  

This translates:

dbmon%2Dtail%3A%252F%252FMYDBQUERY

TO

dbmon-tail://MYQUERY

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Builder

dbmon-tail stanzas are normally added to an inputs.conf in $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/apps/dbx/local when you create a tail input in the db connect web interface.

This section of the DBX documentation covers the basic concepts:

http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/DBX/1.1.6/DeployDBX/Configuredatabasemonitoring#How_dbmon-tail_.... I am not sure I understand what you are trying to do with setup.xml in this context. Does this information help? If not could you elaborate a little more on what you are trying to change?

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Builder

Although I do not see it documented specifically for setup.xml, if default values for query is what you are after, enclosing the text in a default element inside the query input might work.

<input field="query">
       <label>Query</label>
       <type>text</type>
       <default>SELECT something FROM something-else</default>
     </input>
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Communicator

I moved my dbmon-tail to my app folder. It's working.
I need to change the query part for each installation, because each can point to a new table and/or customer, that's why I want to do it in setup.xml.

setup.xml

  <block title="My - Database Monitor" endpoint="admin/dbx-monitors" entity="...">
    <input field="query">
      <label>Query</label>
      <type>text</type>
    </input>
    <input field="interval">
      <label>Schedule</label>
      <type>text</type>
    </input>    
    <input field="disabled">
      <label>Disabled</label>
      <type>bool</type>
    </input>  
  </block> 

input.conf

[dbmon-tail://MYQUERY]
interval = 5
query = SELECT * FROM [MY_TABLE] {{WHERE $rising_column$ > ?}}
disabled = 0
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