Splunk Search

Getting Search Results using Java REST API


Am i right to say that the results derived from the Splunk search is returned as XML by default?
I was using the Java Splunk REST API to get the results.

This is the code that i used :

InputStream dataStream = job.getResults();

Does this input stream data contain XML?

I attempted to output the data as XML file using Java but sometimes I can view the XML file and most of the time i ran the same Splunk search using Java and when i view the xml file on the browsers, I saw the message that says something like XML must have a top level element and sometimes there is a blank space on the browser and the windows notepad.

What is the cause of this problem? I need an answer urgently!!!!!

Tags (4)
0 Karma

New Member

@misteryuku & @psanford_splunk could you please help me in writing a java code to export search results in json format..i have tried the above method but still failing to get the result.

0 Karma

Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Hi - You can set the output_mode on your results to json, xml, csv. Take a look at this code that sets the output mode to JSON.

Job job = service.getJobs().create("search index=twitter | head 5");

    while (!job.isDone()) 
           catch (InterruptedException e) {}


    Map<String, Object> outputArgs = new HashMap<String, Object>();
    outputArgs.put("output_mode", "json");

    InputStream stream = job.getResults(outputArgs);

    InputStreamReader reader = new InputStreamReader(stream);
    OutputStreamWriter writer = new OutputStreamWriter(System.out);

    int size = 1024;
    char[] buffer = new char[size];


    while (true) {
        int count = reader.read(buffer);
        if (count == -1) break;
        writer.write(buffer, 0, count);

    catch (Exception e) {}

Get Updates on the Splunk Community!

Improve Your Security Posture

Watch NowImprove Your Security PostureCustomers are at the center of everything we do at Splunk and security ...

Maximize the Value from Microsoft Defender with Splunk

 Watch NowJoin Splunk and Sens Consulting for this Security Edition Tech TalkWho should attend:  Security ...

This Week's Community Digest - Splunk Community Happenings [6.27.22]

Get the latest news and updates from the Splunk Community here! News From Splunk Answers ✍️ Splunk Answers is ...