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Why am I getting "Unknown search command ..." when trying to run a macro form the Java SDK?

lattar
Engager

We have a macro set up under 'Advanced search » Search macros', it takes 3 parameters (host, neighborIP, days). To run it from the search box in Splunk I simply put `my_macro(*,*,31)` which works fine. When I try to run this using the Java SDK I get the message "Unknown search command 'host'."
Below is the relevant part of the code

...
jobArgs.setExecutionMode(JobArgs.ExecutionMode.NORMAL);
JobCollection jobs = service.getJobs();
Job job = jobs.create("`my_macro(*,*,31)`", jobArgs);

Needless to say I'm new to Splunk and I may be being a bit dumb but, I can't seem to find information about executing macros with parameters from the SDK in the splunk documentation.

Any help would be very much appreciated

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1 Solution

martin_mueller
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

You may need to prepend the search command to your search job. In the web interface this is done implicitly.

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martin_mueller
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

You may need to prepend the search command to your search job. In the web interface this is done implicitly.

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lattar
Engager

Thanks very much.

For anyone else with the same issue I changed the command to :

Job job = jobs.create("search `my_macro(*,*,31)`", jobArgs);
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