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loadjob

Description

Loads events or results of a previously completed search job. The artifacts to load are identified either by the search job id or a scheduled search name and the time range of the current search. If a savedsearch name is provided and multiple artifacts are found within that range the latest artifacts are loaded.

A search head cluster can run the loadjob command only on scheduled saved searches. A search head cluster runs searches on results or artifacts that the search head cluster replicates. You cannot run the loadjob command on ad hoc or real-time searches. For more information on artifact replication, see "Search head clustering architecture" in the Distributed Search manual.

Syntax

| loadjob (<sid> | <savedsearch>) [<result-event>] [<delegate>] [<artifact_offset>] [<ignore_running>]

Required arguments

sid
Syntax: <string>
Description: The search ID of the job whose artifacts need to be loaded, for example: 1233886270.2
savedsearch
Syntax: savedsearch="<user-string>:<app-string>:<search-name-string>"
Description: The unique identifier of a saved search whose artifacts need to be loaded. A saved search is uniquely identified by the triplet {user, app, savedsearch name}, for example: savedsearch="admin:search:my Saved Search" There is no method to specify a wildcard or match-all behavior. All portions of the triplet must be provided.

Optional arguments

result-event
Syntax: events=<bool>
Description: events=true loads events, while events=false loads results.
Defaults: false
delegate
Syntax: job_delegate=<string>
Description: When specifying a savedsearch, this option selects jobs that were started by the given user. Scheduled jobs will be run by the delegate "scheduler". Dashboard-embedded searches will be run in accordance with the savedsearch's dispatchAs parameter (typically the owner of the search).
Defaults: scheduler
artifact_offset
Syntax: artifact_offset=<int>
Description: Selects a search artifact other than the most recent matching one. For example, if artifact_offset=1, the second most recent artifact will be used. If artifact_offset=2, the third most recent artifact will be used. If artifact_offset=0, selects the most recent. A value that selects past all available artifacts will result in an error.
Default: 0
ignore_running
Syntax: ignore_running=<bool>
Description: Skip over artifacts whose search is still running.
Default: true

Usage

The loadjob command is a generating command and should be the first command in the search. Generating commands use a leading pipe character.

The loadjob command can be used for a variety of purposes, but one of the most useful is to run a fairly expensive search that calculates statistics. You can use loadjob searches to display those statistics for further aggregation, categorization, field selection and other manipulations for charting and display.

After a search job has completed and the results are cached, you can use this command to access or load the results.

Examples

Example 1: Loads the results of the latest scheduled execution of savedsearch MySavedSearch in the 'search' application owned by admin

| loadjob savedsearch="admin:search:MySavedSearch"

Example 2: Loads the events that were generated by the search job with id=1233886270.2

| loadjob 1233886270.2 events=true

See also

inputcsv, savedsearch

Answers

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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Enterprise: 6.2.0, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.2.3, 6.2.4, 6.2.5, 6.2.6, 6.2.7, 6.2.8, 6.2.9, 6.2.10, 6.2.11, 6.2.12, 6.3.0, 6.3.1, 6.3.2, 6.3.3, 6.3.4, 6.3.5, 6.3.6, 6.3.7, 6.3.8, 6.3.9, 6.3.10, 6.3.11, 6.3.12, 6.4.0, 6.4.1, 6.4.2, 6.4.3, 6.4.4, 6.4.5, 6.4.6, 6.4.7, 6.4.8, 6.4.9, 6.5.0, 6.5.1, 6.5.1612 (Splunk Cloud only), 6.5.2, 6.5.3, 6.5.4, 6.5.5, 6.5.6, 6.6.0, 6.6.1, 6.6.2, 6.6.3, 6.6.4, 7.0.0, 7.0.1


Comments

Users should be warned that there is a limit to the events pulled in as per this Q&A:
https://answers.splunk.com/answers/458901/is-there-a-limit-when-using-loadjob.html

Woodcock
October 8, 2016

Thanks for the suggestion Woodcock.
I have added it to the "See also" section.

Lstewart splunk, Splunker
July 22, 2016

You should add "savedsearch" to the "See also" section.

Woodcock
July 21, 2016

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