Splunk Search

How can I limit the number of results that can be returned in a search (in UI)?

Champion

I'd like to limit certain users from running expensive searches by limiting the number of results that can be returned by a search in UI. In version 3.x, we had a maxresults setting. How do I do this in version 4.0?

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

For a specific search, you can use the head search command in your search. This does not limit users or search results globally.

There is no limitation on numbers of results in version 4.0. However, you can limit users by configuring a search window time limit for the user's role. This can be done in the Splunk Manager>Role, or using the srchTimeWin setting in authorize.conf.

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

For a specific search, you can use the head search command in your search. This does not limit users or search results globally.

There is no limitation on numbers of results in version 4.0. However, you can limit users by configuring a search window time limit for the user's role. This can be done in the Splunk Manager>Role, or using the srchTimeWin setting in authorize.conf.

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