Cancel search using java sdk


I am trying to write a java wrapper which deals with retries(x) with a given timeout(n) value. The wrapper is using java Concurrent APIs (ExecutorService, FutureTask, etc). Here is at a high level whats written:

  1. Create a thread which connects to splunk, fetch results and export/store to a file
  2. Step#1 has a timeout after which the operation should fail and retry.
  3. Step#2 times out but partial splunk results still shows up which I am trying to avoid. My results are stored in MultiResultsReaderXml.

What I am looking for is when my thread times out, search should get aborted and returned from there on.

Any pointers would be appreciated.

Below is snippet of code:

public class SplunkSearch {
 public static void main(String[] args) {
   SplunkThread callable = new SplunkThread();
   FutureTask<String> futureTask = new FutureTask<String>(callable);
    ExecutorService executor = Executors.newFixedThreadPool(1);
    long startTime = System.currentTimeMillis();
    int timeoutInSeconds = 5;
    while (true) {
        try {
            final long timeElapsed = (System.currentTimeMillis() - startTime) / 1000;

            if (timeElapsed > timeoutInSeconds) {
                System.out.println("\nTime limit Exceeded. Aborting!!!");
            futureTask.get(1000L, TimeUnit.MILLISECONDS);

        }  catch (TimeoutException e3) {
        } catch (Exception e) {


class SplunkThread implements Callable<String> {

public String call() throws Exception {
    return "";

public void pullLogs() {
    long startTime = System.currentTimeMillis();
    StringBuffer response = new StringBuffer();
    Map<String, Object> map = new HashMap<String, Object>();

    map.put("port", getPort());
    map.put("username", getUsername());
    map.put("password", getPassword());
    map.put("host", getHost());
    map.put("scheme", getScheme());
    map.put("output_mode", "json");
    map.put("output", "summary");

    Service service = Service.connect(map);

    OutputStream outputStream = null;
    InputStream inputStream = null;
    MultiResultsReaderXml multiResultsReader = null;

    try {
        outputStream = new FileOutputStream(instance.getOutputFile());
        inputStream = service.export(instance.getSearchQuery());

        multiResultsReader = new MultiResultsReaderXml(inputStream);
        int countEvents = 0;

        for (final SearchResults searchResults : multiResultsReader) {
            for (Event event : searchResults) {
                for (String key : event.keySet()) {
                    if (key.contains("_raw")) {
                        String data = event.get(key) + "\n";

        System.out.println("Total rows fetched: " + countEvents);

    } catch (Exception e) {
    } finally {
        try {
            if (outputStream != null) {
            if (inputStream != null) {
            if (multiResultsReader != null) {
        } catch (IOException ioe) {
    System.out.println("Total time taken: " + (System.currentTimeMillis() - startTime) / 1000 + " secs");


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NVM. I got it working by putting a timer along the loop where results were getting extracted. If timer runs out, I return at that point.

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