Splunk Search

Send Search Data to Custom Command?

srnixon
New Member

Hey All,

I am wondering how you can make a search in Splunk, and then send the data it returns to a custom python command for further processing. For example the search without the custom command:

"source="C:\\Documents\\Logs.csv" index="logs" sourcetype="csv"
| stats count as alertCount by Alert
| stats count(alertCount)"

This will return to me the number of types of alerts in this CSV I have. But I want to take that number (which is stored in "alertCount") and send it to my custom command as a parameter in order to send that number to an outbound-external API via REST.

Ultimately my search would look something like this

"source="C:\\Documents\\Logs.csv" index="logs" sourcetype="csv"
| stats count as alertCount by Alert
| stats count(alertCount)
| splunkcommand num=alertCount"

"splunkcommand" is my custom python script that takes in a parameter "num" and sends it to an API via REST. However, Splunk tells me that "splunkcommand" needs to be the first command in the search, making what I am trying to do not possible, because I want to make the SPL search first, to send it to the custom command. Is what I am trying to achieve possible?

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jwrjrobertson05
Explorer

It sounds like you would need to have a python command submit the search via the API and have it return the results via CSV. Then it can continue processing that data or send it to the separate script if you already had it built.

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srnixon
New Member

So I would need a python command script that is submitting the search string inside of the script, this search command is sent to the Splunk API, processed, then I get the data back from that Splunk API call, then I resume processing the results from inside the python script to send to my outbound API call? And my whole SPL search string inside Splunk would be "| splunkcommand" ?

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