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eventdiscoverer.conf

The following are the spec and example files for eventdiscoverer.conf.

eventdiscoverer.conf.spec

#   Version 6.6.1

# This file contains possible attributes and values you can use to configure
# event discovery through the search command "typelearner."
#
# There is an eventdiscoverer.conf in $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/system/default/.  To set
# custom configurations, place an eventdiscoverer.conf in
# $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/system/local/.  For examples, see
# eventdiscoverer.conf.example. You must restart Splunk to enable
# configurations.
#
# To learn more about configuration files (including precedence) please see the
# documentation located at
# http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/latest/Admin/Aboutconfigurationfiles

GLOBAL SETTINGS


# Use the [default] stanza to define any global settings.
#   * You can also define global settings outside of any stanza, at the top of
#     the file.
#   * Each conf file should have at most one default stanza. If there are
#     multiple default stanzas, attributes are combined. In the case of
#     multiple definitions of the same attribute, the last definition in the
#     file wins.
#   * If an attribute is defined at both the global level and in a specific
#     stanza, the value in the specific stanza takes precedence.

ignored_keywords = <comma-separated list of terms> 
* If you find that event types have terms you do not want considered (for
  example, "mylaptopname"), add that term to this list.
* Terms in this list are never considered for defining an event type.
* For more details, refer to $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/system/default/eventdiscoverer.conf).
* Default = "sun, mon, tue,..." 

ignored_fields = <comma-separated list of fields>
* Similar to ignored_keywords, except these are fields as defined in Splunk
  instead of terms.
* Defaults include time-related fields that would not be useful for defining an
  event type.

important_keywords = <comma-separated list of terms> 
* When there are multiple possible phrases for generating an eventtype search,
  those phrases with important_keyword terms are favored.  For example, 
  "fatal error" would be preferred over "last message repeated", as "fatal" is
  an important keyword.
* Default = "abort, abstract, accept,..."
* For the full default setting, see $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/system/default/eventdiscoverer.conf.

eventdiscoverer.conf.example

#   Version 6.6.1
#
# This is an example eventdiscoverer.conf.  These settings are used to control
# the discovery of common eventtypes used by the typelearner search command.
#
# To use one or more of these configurations, copy the configuration block into
# eventdiscoverer.conf in $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/system/local/.  You must restart
# Splunk to enable configurations.
#
# To learn more about configuration files (including precedence) please see the
# documentation located at
# http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/latest/Admin/Aboutconfigurationfiles


# Terms in this list are never considered for defining an eventtype.
ignored_keywords = foo, bar, application, kate, charlie

# Fields in this list are never considered for defining an eventtype.
ignored_fields = pid, others, directory

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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Enterprise: 6.6.1


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