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props.conf extractions

Builder

I have a quick question here. I have a distributed environment with about 5 indexers and then a main search head.

I have a props.conf file on 1 of the indexers and it's being used to extract data into fields. However when searching on the main search head for this data, the fields aren't present. If I search on the indexer itself where the props.conf resides, the fields are present.

Do I have to put the extractions in the props.conf on the search head as well? I would have thought putting it on the indexer was the right thing to do and that this would filter down when searching on the main search head.

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Re: props.conf extractions

Builder

Actually nevermind! I put the extractions in the props.conf also on the search head and this resolved the issue. No worries here!

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Re: props.conf extractions

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Splunk Employee

If you think about it, since Splunk does the field extractions at search time, and the search head has to coordinate and post-process the data coming from all the indexers, the search head must have all search-time knowledge objects.