Approaches to using the CIM
This chapter provides a comprehensive overview of how Splunk platform app and add-on developers, knowledge managers, or administrators can use the Common Information Model to work with data at search time.
Not all sections apply for all users and use cases.
If you want to normalize some newly indexed data from a source type that is unfamiliar to the Splunk platform, see Use the CIM to normalize data at search time.
If you want to validate that your indexed data conforms to the CIM for all the models that you expect, see Use the CIM to validate your data.
If you are using Pivot to work with data that has already been normalized to the CIM, see Use the CIM to generate reports and dashboards.
If you want to create a new custom alert action or adaptive response action that conforms to the common action model, see Use the common action model to build a custom alert action.
Use the CIM to normalize data at search time
This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Common Information Model Add-on: 5.0.1, 5.0.2, 5.1.0, 5.1.1
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