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Why is my inputlookup search suddenly producing error "regular expression is too large"?

rgonzale6
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We use inputlookup to run large numbers (thousands) of indicators against network traffic in our org. This has worked well for some time.

[|inputlookup indicators.csv | fields foo| rename foo as search|format maxresults=10000] index=bar

Recently, on another instance of Splunk I've started getting this error:

Regex: regular expression is too large
To get the search to complete, I either have to remove the maxresults variable (which 'dumbs' the amount of indicators used in the search to the first 100) or change maxresults to 1000 - any larger number fails.

Did something change with the way Splunk processes these types of searches?

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rgonzale6
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Metachars in my csv were breaking the search - garbage in, garbage out!

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rgonzale6
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Metachars in my csv were breaking the search - garbage in, garbage out!

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