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Splunk Cloud: Increase limit in field extraction from JSON

eduzamora
Engager

I am using Splunk Cloud and I have defined a sourcetype (from the UI) of category Structured and Indexed Extractions as json.

For most JSON logs published to my Splunk Cloud instance for the given sourcetype, all fields are correctly extracted. The exception to this are some larger JSONs, for which only a few of the fields are correctly extracted.

After reading some other questions, it seems there are some limits either in spath (extraction_cutoff) itself or in the auto-kv extraction (maxchars).

All these solutions require to modify limits.conf and here come my question:
- How do you configure this kind of limits in Splunk Cloud?
- Is there any other way to properly extract all fields from a big JSON in Splunk Cloud?

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wagnerlucena
Explorer

Hi
Instead of change the limits.conf, you can change it directly on sourcetype configurations. Search your sourcetype, click on edit and then add in advanced configuration the parameter below:

Name = MAX_EVENTS
Value = 10000

The field value you can change as you go. Attached a picture with a configuration that I have very similar like that.

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polikarpov
New Member

I have applied MAX_EVENTS 40000 for the the _json  source type, big fields become searchable, but field name was not extracted. I tried to add maxchars. It did not help as well.
Is there any way how to make Splunk Cloud extract big fields (above 20K)?

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wagnerlucena
Explorer

Hi
Instead of change the limits.conf, you can change it directly on sourcetype configurations. Search your sourcetype, click on edit and then add in advanced configuration the parameter below:

Name = MAX_EVENTS
Value = 10000

The field value you can change as you go. Attached a picture with a configuration that I have very similar like that.

alt text

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eduzamora
Engager

Thank you a lot, that solved it! 😄

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