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Fixed issues

Fixed date Defect number Description
2017-05-15 DBX-4109 The maximum 100 rows of event data gets inserted when using output data from a saved search.
2017-05-15 DBX-4093 Disabling a lookup causes the lookup to disappear from the UI and you can no longer edit existing lookups.
2017-05-15 DBX-4083 The inputs migrated from DB Connect 2 get wrapped regardless of the query wrapping settings in the original release.

Known issues

Publication date Defect number Description
2017-05-29 DBX-4154 Inputs from table containing Non-ASCII characters are not indexed correctly by Splunk DB Connect.

Workaround: User needs to set the JVM option as -Dfile.encoding=UTF-8 manually.

2017-05-08 DBX-4124 The task server will not restart without restarting Splunk if the system Java is not supported. Restarting Splunk will restart the task server using the specified and supported local Java.
2017-05-15 DBX-4139 If the HEC setting is disabled, it will not be enabled automatically when you restart task server. You have to enable the HEC manually under Splunk settings.
2017-05-15 DBX-4081 Timezone override in props.conf is ignored.

Workaround:The JVM option user.timezone needs to set to GMT. To set this option go to configuration>settings>JVM options, add following option -Duser.timezone=GMT

2017-05-15 DBX-4032 The migration scripts copies all the jar files under $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/apps/splunk_app_db_connect/bin/libs of DB Connect 2 to $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/apps/splunk_app_db_connect/drivers of DB Connect 3 even some of them are not JDBC drivers.
2017-05-15 DBX-4024 The 'testQuery' setting in db_connection_types.conf is no longer working in DB Connect 3.
2017-04-16 DBX-4019 Events indexed by DB Connect 3.0.0 do not include the automatic time fields date_hour, date_minute, date_year, date_month, and date_mday. Additionally, props.conf overrides cannot be used to alter the indexed time.

Workaround: Use calculated fields to extract those fields on search time:
1.In Splunk UI, go to Settings->Fields->Calculate fields->New
2.In the popup, we can configure based on sourcetype. For example, if we want to data_hour to be present, then we define the "Eval Expression" like: strftime(_time, "%H"), then give it a meaningful name.
3.Next time if we search against this sourcetype, fields will be added automatically.

2017-02-14 DBX-3841 DB Connect 3.0.0 does not support a new installation of Splunk Add-on for MySQL or Splunk Add-on for Nagios Core. Additionally, the template files included in Splunk Add-on for McAfee, Splunk Add-on for Oracle Database, and Splunk Add-on for Microsoft SQL will not work if copied into DB Connect 3.
2017-02-09 DBX-3831 Task server startup error messages are unclear when user does not have write access to checkpoint folder
2017-02-08 DBX-3823 When upgrading from version 2.4 to 3.0 on Ubuntu, the RPC task server is not reliably killed and may prevent starting the new server.
2017-02-09 DBX-3829 Connection used by scheduled jobs will not be refreshed when identity was updated.
2017-01-26 DBX-3809 A disabled output definition can still be used in an alert action.
2017-01-21 DBX-3783 If an input has just been deleted, a new input with the same name cannot be created.
2017-01-20 DBX-3781 Once a column has been chosen as input timestamp, current index time option cannot be chosen.
2017-01-20 DBX-3779 [MySQL] The connection fails when the hostname field contains a space character.
2017-01-20 DBX-3778 app.conf and dbx_settings.conf are not replicated in search head cluster environments
2017-01-19 DBX-3746 customized JAVA_HOME setting is ignored by dbxoutput when launched from modular alert.
2017-01-13 DBX-3720 Informix and DB2 drivers conflict.
2017-01-09 DBX-3706 Creating an input with an already-used name does not cause a warning message.
2016-12-16 DBX-3616 Output is not supported when using Cisco CIS JDBC driver.
2016-12-15 DBX-3613 Could not load tables with no category/schema from CIS.
2016-12-15 DBX-3610 "TIMESTAMP WITH TIME ZONE" and "TIMESTAMP WITH LOCAL TIME ZONE" can not be used in rising column input.
2016-12-06 DBX-3570 Reload API will reload both output and input tasks.
2016-11-01 DBX-3371 Incorrect output result preview for multiple values
2016-10-11 DBX-3256 Failure to enable client certification because a key or certificate is missing in local/certs does not produce an error message.
2016-04-21 DBX-2820 RPC server failure provides incomplete information in the error log.
2016-02-12 DBX-2623 v1 to v2 migration scripts fail on special characters.
Last modified on 14 June, 2017

This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® DB Connect: 3.0.3

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