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Can anyone explain what is a Splunk Base Search?

splgeek
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Hello Splunkers

Can anyone explain in simple terms what is a Splunk Base Search?

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richgalloway
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

The term has two meanings. The first refers to the part of an SPL query prior to the first '|'.

The second is used in dashboards and refers to a search query the results of which are used in the later post-processed searches. See "Post-process searches" in http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/6.5.0/Viz/Savedsearches

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richgalloway
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The term has two meanings. The first refers to the part of an SPL query prior to the first '|'.

The second is used in dashboards and refers to a search query the results of which are used in the later post-processed searches. See "Post-process searches" in http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/6.5.0/Viz/Savedsearches

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splgeek
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Thank you guys

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hjauch_splunk
Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

In the context of IT Service Intelligence, KPI base searches can be used to share a search definition across multiple KPIs that use the same data source. For example, you may have several KPIs that are based on the same sets of source events, but are measuring on different fields. You can create base searches to consolidate these KPIs, reduce search load, and improve search performance.

For info on KPI base searches, see http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/ITSI/2.4.0/Configure/HowtocreateKPIsearches#Create_KPI_base_sea...

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somesoni2
Revered Legend

Extending answer from Richard, the first part of the search is the base search. Consider this search:

index=_internal sourcetype=splunkd | stats count by source

The part before first pipe index=_internal sourcetype=splunkd is the base search. While in below search:

| tstats count WHERE index=_internal sourcetype=splunkd by source | table sourcetype

The first portion of the search | tstats count WHERE index=_internal sourcetype=splunkd by source is the base search.

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