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What is the limit on the number of characters a search can be?

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So far, my searches are within reason, lengthwise, but I have a few that are pretty long too. I know I can create macros to abstract out common parts of my searches and, essentially, cut down on length of any search string in the Search GUI, but even then, wondering if there is a maximum limit on characters allowed in a single search string that gets executed.

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Re: What is the limit on the number of characters a search can be?

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While i dont know of any limit on the number of characters directly, I think what gets hit more often is a max of 420 search terms in the initial search command. When you hit this it says "the specified search is too large"

check out this question for more details on that:
http://answers.splunk.com/questions/435/the-specified-search-is-too-large-can-somebody-help-me-figur...

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Re: What is the limit on the number of characters a search can be?

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Thanks! This helps!

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