Our clients are accidentally clicking the Run option of saved searches and I can see duplicate events in summary index. I want to disable/remove the Run option from splunk reports/alerts for user specific. How can I achieve this? Please suggest
Rather than disabling the run option, you could try making your searches idempotent.
Depending on what you are collecting in your summary index, you may be able to construct your report so that it removes any events which are already in the summary index, and just adds the delta. (This is how I have resolved this issue, because trying to delete duplicate entries from the summary index is a non-trivial task.)
Thanks for the reply
May I know how can I achieve this in query. could you help me with SPL
As I said, it depends on what you are putting in your summary index and how you would detect and cancel out duplicates.
In my case, my summary index is a collection of counts over 5 minute periods across a number of dimensions.
Let's say the report covers a 1 hour period counting events by host and service in 5 minute buckets
index=x earliest=-1h@h latest=@h | bin span=5m _time | stats count by _time host service | summaryindex spool=t uselb=t addtime=t index="summary" name="services"
These events can be retrieved from the summary index like so
index=summary search_name=services earliest=-1h@h latest=@h
However, some of the fields in the original report have been renamed and repurposed, e.g. host from the original report is now orig_host and host holds the host name of the search head which put the entries in the summary index.
So, to find duplicates and remove, the renames have to be corrected (so the "comparison" will work) and the aggregations have to be negated (so they can be subtracted from the values returned by the rerunning search). Note that I am only keeping counts that are greater than zero, which fits my usecase, but you might want counts greater than or equal to zero.
index=x earliest=-1h@h latest=@h | bin span=5m _time | stats count by _time host service | append [ search index=summary search_name=services earliest=-1h@h latest=@h | eval host=orig_host | eval sourcetype=orig_sourcetype | eval index=orig_index | eval count = -count | table _time, index, sourcetype, host, service, count] | stats sum(count) as count by _time, index, sourcetype, host, service | where count > 0 | summaryindex spool=t uselb=t addtime=t index="summary" name="services"
Hopefully, this will give you some clues as to how you might achieve this for your usecase.