Splunk Search

Cannot access results of a Searchmanager in a for loop

New Member

I have a dashboard that should perform a dynamic number of searches. For this purpose I created a search manager, which receives new search strings via a For loop. Via an on-data listener I access the results of the search manager. If I have only one pass of the loop, I get the correct results, but already with two passes I get the result of the second search output twice. I have attached a minimal example of the problem here.

searchmanager = new SearchManager(…)
for (var i = 0; i < array.length; i++) {
     var search_string = "| makeresults | eval a=" + i + " | table a";

      searchmanager.settings.set("search", search_string);

     var results = searchmanager.data("results");

     searchmanager.on("search:done", function() {
           results.on("data", function() {
               if (results.data()) {
                    var fields = results.data().fields;
                    var rows = results.data().rows;



The output of the console is for an array of a length of two always twice an object with "1" as the result and not one time "0" and then "1" as one would expect. For an array of a length of one the result is an object with "0" as the result.

I suspect the on("data") listener because i checked the search string and everything and at any given point there is the difference of the value in the objects but as soon as I try to enter the result with the listener it only gives me the result with "1" in the row.

I also tried to put the results in an array and access the result object after that with no success.

I hope someone can help me and that the minimal example helps to explain my problem. Thank you very much.

0 Karma
Get Updates on the Splunk Community!

Announcing the 1st Round Champion’s Tribute Winners of the Great Resilience Quest

We are happy to announce the 20 lucky questers who are selected to be the first round of Champion's Tribute ...

We’ve Got Education Validation!

Are you feeling it? All the career-boosting benefits of up-skilling with Splunk? It’s not just a feeling, it's ...

What’s New in Splunk Cloud Platform 9.1.2308?

Hi Splunky people! We are excited to share the newest updates in Splunk Cloud Platform 9.1.2308! Analysts can ...