Getting Data In


Create source types

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Create source types

You can create a new source type by editing props.conf and adding a new stanza. For detailed information on props.conf, read the props.conf specification in the Admin manual.

Edit the props.conf file in $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/system/local/ or in your own custom application directory in $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/apps/. For information on configuration files in general, see "About configuration files" in the Admin manual.

When you create a source type, you tell Splunk how to process the data to create searchable events. In particular, there are two key things that you need to specify:

There are also a number of miscellaneous settings you can configure. See the props.conf specification for more information.

This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk: 4.2 , 4.2.1 , 4.2.2 , 4.2.3 , 4.2.4 , 4.2.5 View the Article History for its revisions.

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