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Is there a way to determine if Splunk results will return in tabular format or raw events format?

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Hi All,
I have a requirement to email Splunk results. The problem is some Splunk results are in table format and some are in raw format. How can i determine if the resultset returned is tabular or unformatted raw format? How can i do that using Splunk SDK?

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If you have transformed the data in any way, the search pipeline will return a table, not the raw events.
If all you have done is filtered the events using search and where commands, then your search will return raw events.

If you want to know which commands transform the data, you might want to start with Types of Commands in the Search Manual.

HTH

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Thanks for the response. It was helpful. What i was actually looking for was that is there a way in Java using Splunk SDK to pro grammatically check the Events and identify whether the resultset from splunk is raw or formatted.

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Splunk Employee

Hi kunal0311,

Simply put:

Hope this helps. Thank!
Hunter

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Thanks for the response. It was helpful. What i was actually looking for was that is there a way in Java using Splunk SDK to pro grammatically check the Events and identify whether the resultset from splunk is raw or formatted.

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If you haven't already, maybe check out this example:
https://github.com/splunk/splunk-sdk-java/blob/master/examples/com/splunk/examples/search/Program.ja...

Look at line 103. Couldn't you do something similar to test if there are results in the OutputList array and if not, format as events?

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