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How can I retrieve a value from local .conf file and use it inside a python script lookup?

Communicator

Hi guys,

I have a value inside a local personalized .conf file (/Splunk/etc/apps/$app/local), ie:

[stanza-name]
value-name = value

How can I retrieve this value and use it inside a python lookup script (stored in /Splunk/etc/apps/$app/bin)?

thanks,

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Communicator

I find the answer looking into the google-maps splunk plugin.
I recycle and modify a little that function:

import os
import sys
from splunk.clilib import cli_common as cli

def getSelfConfStanza(stanza):
    appdir = os.path.dirname(os.path.dirname(__file__))
    apikeyconfpath = os.path.join(appdir, "default", "file.conf")
    apikeyconf = cli.readConfFile(apikeyconfpath)
    localconfpath = os.path.join(appdir, "local", "file.conf")
    if os.path.exists(localconfpath):
        localconf = cli.readConfFile(localconfpath)
        for name, content in localconf.items():
            if name in apikeyconf:
                apikeyconf[name].update(content)
            else:
                apikeyconf[name] = content
return apikeyconf[stanza]

Now you can access your configuration:

stanza = getSelfConfStanza("yourStanzaName")
value = stanza['yourValueKey']

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Communicator

I find the answer looking into the google-maps splunk plugin.
I recycle and modify a little that function:

import os
import sys
from splunk.clilib import cli_common as cli

def getSelfConfStanza(stanza):
    appdir = os.path.dirname(os.path.dirname(__file__))
    apikeyconfpath = os.path.join(appdir, "default", "file.conf")
    apikeyconf = cli.readConfFile(apikeyconfpath)
    localconfpath = os.path.join(appdir, "local", "file.conf")
    if os.path.exists(localconfpath):
        localconf = cli.readConfFile(localconfpath)
        for name, content in localconf.items():
            if name in apikeyconf:
                apikeyconf[name].update(content)
            else:
                apikeyconf[name] = content
return apikeyconf[stanza]

Now you can access your configuration:

stanza = getSelfConfStanza("yourStanzaName")
value = stanza['yourValueKey']

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