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Fastest way to show all sources and sourcetypes in an index?

Motivator

I want a really quick view of the sources and sourcetypes in my data, say, over an entire index. I'd rather not wait for this to finish:

index="test" | stats count by sourcetype, source

Is there anything faster than stats? I don't care about the count, just the distinct sourcetypes and sources.

1 Solution

SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

No problem. Just use the metadata command.

| metadata type=sourcetypes index="test" 

and

| metadata type=sources index="test" 

Note that this only works for sources, sourcetypes and hosts. It wont work for any other field even if it's an index-time field.

http://www.splunk.com/base/Documentation/latest/SearchReference/Metadata

The only other thing to say about it is that if you want to see the host tags (or source/sourcetype tags), you have to pipe the metadata output through the tags command.

| metadata type=hosts index="test" | tags

hope that helps.

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Super Champion
| tstats dc(host) as hosts, dc(sourcetype) as sourcetypes where index="test"

Path Finder

that just gives you the countage of hosts and sourcetypes, it's different from what was requested by the user. However it can be an interesting command

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SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

No problem. Just use the metadata command.

| metadata type=sourcetypes index="test" 

and

| metadata type=sources index="test" 

Note that this only works for sources, sourcetypes and hosts. It wont work for any other field even if it's an index-time field.

http://www.splunk.com/base/Documentation/latest/SearchReference/Metadata

The only other thing to say about it is that if you want to see the host tags (or source/sourcetype tags), you have to pipe the metadata output through the tags command.

| metadata type=hosts index="test" | tags

hope that helps.

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Builder

Excellent, thank you!

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Contributor

@sideview

|metadata type=sourcetypes index=* gives list of all sourcetypes but its not listing index field, though it lists type field. Any way i can get list of index and sourcetypes for all index in a faster way?

Contributor

did you ever get an answer for this?

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