Splunk Search

How to make Splunk stop searching after it finds a certain amount of results?

rockyrush
Explorer

I have tried head 100, but it seems like it does a regular search and then gives me 100 results because it takes the same amount of time as a full search. I am looking for a way not to search 180 million entries when I only need 100 or so results.

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rroberts
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee
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jplumsdaine22
Influencer

What is your search? head should prevent a full search from being executed, unless it comes after a command that requires the data set to come back to the search head

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rockyrush
Explorer

Thanks so much! It was after commands which collected all the search terms

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rroberts
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee
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rockyrush
Explorer

Not exactly what I was hoping for. I want the latest 100 then I want to to stop searching entirely and just display the results it already has.

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