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How to rename the sourcetype without involving our vendor at the point of ingest so that I can perform field extraction?


We have a cloud instance of Splunk and a vendor whose forwarders we do not control sending data to our instance. I am trying to extract fields from their data but their sourcetypes are large alpha-numeric values and there are 100+ for just the Audit log (ex. 812b245d-1da3-43a5-a6f8-0fbdc4f9286cAudit-too_small)  This is making field extraction difficult to perform.

How can I rename the sourcetype on these without involving our vendor (who is very Splunk illiterate) at the point of ingest so that I can perform field extractions? The sourcetype rename utility within Splunk seems to work but with over 100+ such sourcetypes this method is rather unwieldy and I am looking for a cleaner method.

Much thanks

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You can overwrite the metadata (in this case - the sourcetype) using this technique


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