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Lookup File data retention Question


Hi Team,

I have requirement to show last 90 days worth of app login stats broken by day.

I have a lookup table/defnition created and i have saved search that writes the summary data every morning 5 am for the previous day onto the lookup.

Question i got, is there any time limitation until which lookup will retain this data before which it starts truncating or deleting data? I expect the data would remain intact however i wanted to check with wider audience to see how your experiece has been.

I understand better way would be to either create summary index or kv store, i am not going that route as it would need 2 weeks to get it out to production in my space and i need something quick.

Please share your thoughts.

Mine is clustered environment (both SH & indexers) , version is 6.6+


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There is no retention for lookups. The lookup will stay until some one deletes it or overwrites it.

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Path Finder

Hey , you can try "Search-Driven Lookup" , there you can set retention for a lookup.


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