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How to set up an alert to send an email with the output of another search?

Explorer

I have an alert that sends emails when process count goes above a certain level. When these conditions are met, I would like Splunk to send an email with the output of another search command. For e.g.,

Alert search (already works):

index="os" host="host1*" sourcetype="top" COMMAND="httpd" | stats count

Follow-up search (run if previous alert's conditions are met):

index="apps" host="host1*" sourcetype="access*" | stats count(uri) by clientip,uri

How does one configure such (cascading?) alerts?

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SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Try this.
Change the search of your current alert search to this and change the alert condition to "when number of greater than 0" . THis search will return events only if the where conditions are met.

 index="os" host="host1*" sourcetype="top" COMMAND="httpd" | stats count | where count > YOURLIMIT| map search="search      index="apps" host="host1*" sourcetype="access*" | stats count(uri) by clientip,uri"

Explorer

That looks great, could you add a little bit of explanation of how this uses the map command? I'm not sure I understand "Looping operator, performs a search over each search result." from the docs.

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