Splunk Search

Is it possible to run a Splunk search via the REST API using the rest command?

hettervik_new
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There is a search endpoint on Splunk for running searches remotely via the REST API and stream back the search results as they become available (search/v2/jobs/export).

There also is a rest command in Splunk. One would think that it is possible to use the rest command to run searches on the endpoint "search/v2/jobs/export", for example like this.

| rest /services/search/v2/jobs/export splunk_server=local search="123"

However, I get the error message "Method Not Allowed" when I'm trying to do this. Suspect this is because the enpoint is expecting a HTTP POST, not HTTP GET.

Has anyone managed to do a search on this API endpoint like this using the rest search command, or have any idea on how to do it?

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richgalloway
SplunkTrust
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As you've discovered the rest command only issues GET requests.  Any operation requiring a POST or DELETE request must come from something other than the Splunk UI.

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richgalloway
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

As you've discovered the rest command only issues GET requests.  Any operation requiring a POST or DELETE request must come from something other than the Splunk UI.

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