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How do I resolve "Error in 'lookup' command" after configuring a lookup definition in transforms.conf?

Path Finder

I configured external lookup definition with a script I built. However, the lookup command fails with the following message.

Error in 'lookup' command: The lookup table 'mylookup' does not exist or is not available.

SPL Command:
... | lookup mylookup myfield

$SPLUNK_HOME/etc/apps/myapp/local/transforms.conf:

[mylookup]
external_cmd = get_lookup.py
fields_list =Title,Genre,Country,imdbRating

I placed getlookup.py in $SPLUNKHOME/etc/apps/myapp/bin/.
What's wrong with the lookup definition?

(Splunk Ver: 6.5 / OS: Mac OS X)

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

What is the permission of lookup definition (Private, App only, or Global) and which app did you execute lookup command in?

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

What is the permission of lookup definition (Private, App only, or Global) and which app did you execute lookup command in?

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Path Finder

You're right. I created it in custom app with App permission but used the command at search app. Thank you.

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Path Finder

Does Splunk have access to get_lookup.py? The file perms might be overriding the dir perms.

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Path Finder

Yes, I granted 755 to the py script. The owner is the same as the one who runs splunkd.

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Did you restart Splunk after you placed that file?

Path Finder

Yes, of course I did.

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