Splunk Search

Is it possible to use POST and DELETE with "rest" search command?

npichugin
Path Finder

There is a nice search command for interacting with REST API: http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/latest/SearchReference/Rest

But it seems that it can only do GET queries. Is it possible to do POST and DELETE queries in search?

To be more specific, I need to dynamically create and remove inputs in my application.

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markbarber21
Path Finder

Yes, you may use a REST call to delete. See DELETE for the "saved/searches/{name}" endpoint.
https://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/6.5.1612/RESTREF/RESTsearch#saved.2Fsearches.2F.7Bname....

Please keep in mind that the Splunk Search interface command line provides a 'rest' command, but this is read only, and is not a true REST client. Please use your favorite common purpose REST client. (curl, Postman, any HTTP library)

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Ayn
Legend

No, the rest command supports GET requests only.

sowings
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

Use something like curl from the command line, or some other framework to issue POST / DELETE requests to the REST API over the network (to the management port of the Splunk instance, default 8089).

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cmerriman
Super Champion

here is a doc on using curl in the command line http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/latest/RESTUM/RESTusing

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npichugin
Path Finder

Thanks for the clarification!
Is there a way to achieve the same goal without "rest" command then?

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dominiquevocat
Builder

Try https://splunkbase.splunk.com/app/2775/ it contains a more generic Splunk REST command 🙂

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