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Automatic lookups showing up in other apps

Explorer

I have configured automatic lookups with the intention of using it in only one app (my own ossec app). However, when I run searches in another app an error appears:

The lookup table 'ostype' does not exist. It is referenced by configuration 'ossec'.

How can I make sure that this Automatic lookup only occurs in my ossec app.

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

There is a limitation in 4.1.0 through 4.1.2 that prevents un-exporting of automatic lookups from working properly. This means you cannot make an automatic lookup available only in its owning app if you are exporting all other automatic lookups globally.

For internal Splunk folks, this is filed as SPL-31216.

The fix has landed and will be available in an upcoming 4.1.x release.

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

There is a limitation in 4.1.0 through 4.1.2 that prevents un-exporting of automatic lookups from working properly. This means you cannot make an automatic lookup available only in its owning app if you are exporting all other automatic lookups globally.

For internal Splunk folks, this is filed as SPL-31216.

The fix has landed and will be available in an upcoming 4.1.x release.

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

You should make sure that the props that defines the lookup on the sourcetype is not exported globally. I believe (though I'm not certain) that this is visible in Manager. However, if not, it will be set in the etc/apps/ossec/metadata/*.meta file(s).

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Explorer

Found that I could change it from 'system' to 'none' but that did not work. I did find that if I make the actual files available to all apps (through the manager) the errors would go away. That does not seem right though.

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Explorer

I found that props was:
export = system

Not sure what the value would need to be to make it just within the app.

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