If i donwload splunk onto my machine, can i upload a csv file into splunk just for testing purposes on the data?
Sure. To upload and index a file manually, click the big green "Add Data" button, then another big green "Upload" button.
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YES!!!! Where is the problem? In case you will need to remove the data later, i advise you to create an index and load the data in that index.