Splunk® ODBC Driver

Install and Use Splunk ODBC Driver

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Share data in the Splunk ODBC Driver

When the Splunk ODBC driver is deployed on your Splunk platform deployment, the Splunk software sends de-identified usage data to Splunk Inc. ("Splunk") to help improve Splunk ODBC Driver in future releases. For information about how the data is collected, stored, and governed, see Share data in Splunk Enterprise.

What data is collected

The Splunk ODBC Driver collects two kinds of data: Splunk ODBC Driver telemetry and usage telemetry specific to the Splunk ODBC Driver.

Splunk ODBC Driver Hosted Environment telemetry

Splunk ODBC Driver may collect telemetry about the Splunk ODBC Driver Hosted Environment, including data like:

  • De-identified user interactions with features in the application's user interface.
  • Latency and other performance statistics for operations and user actions.

App usage information

Splunk ODBC Driver collects the following usage information about the app, including tracking adoption and engagement metrics, such as number of users, deployments, usage frequency and volume of data consumed thru business intelligence tools.


List of fields in the "data" object, with definitions. Example
*app: BI tool used
  • operation: action performed
  • odbc.version
  • clientOS.version
  • clientOS.type
{ 
   app: search
   component: app.odbcDriver
   data: { 
     app: C:\Program Files\Tableau\Tableau 2019.4\bin\tabprotosrv.exe
     clientOSType: workstation
     clientOSVersion: 6.2
     odbcVersion: 3.0.1.0
     operation: connect
   }
   deploymentID: $UNKNOWN_DEPLOYMENT
   eventID: 9B1828CE-E0E3-47D7-A66B-E87875594E77
   executionID: F2574BD0-23B3-492D-839F-84E8061031C4
   optInRequired: 4
   timestamp: 1587665233
   type: event
   userID: $UNKNOWN_USER
   visibility: [ 
     anonymous
     support
   ]
}
*app: BI tool used
  • operation: action performed
  • server.version: splunk search head version
{
"type":"event",
   "component":"app.odbcDriver",
   "optInRequired":4,
   "data":{
      "app":"iodbctest",
      "operation":"connect",
      "odbcVersion":"3.1.0.0",
      "clientOSVersion":"10.15.5",
      "clientOSType":"Catalina"
   }
}
*app: BI tool used
  • operation: load saved searches
  • server.version: splunk search head version
{ 
   app: search
   component: app.odbcDriver
   data: { 
     app: C:\Program Files\Tableau\Tableau 2019.4\bin\tabprotosrv.exe
     operation: LoadSavedSearches
     serverVersion: 8.0.0
   }
   deploymentID: $UNKNOWN_DEPLOYMENT
   eventID: 846D41DE-DE1E-4B7A-8220-9BAE4646F349
   executionID: F2574BD0-23B3-492D-839F-84E8061031C4
   optInRequired: 4
   timestamp: 1587665234
   type: event
   userID: $UNKNOWN_USER
   visibility: [ 
     anonymous
     support
   ]
}
*app: BI tool used
  • operation: load saved searches
  • server.version: splunk search head version
{
"type":"event",
   "component":"app.odbcDriver",
   "optInRequired":4,
   "data":{
      "app":"iodbctest",
      "operation":"LoadSavedSearches",
      "serverVersion":"20200724"
   }
}
*app: BI tool used.
  • operation: Results of a saved search query.
  • bytes-processed: How many bytes were processed as a result of the saved search execution.
  • transaction-time: The length of time, in seconds, of the round trip time of query to final processing of the row/column data.
{ 
   app: search
   component: app.odbcDriver
   data: { 
     app: C:\Program Files\Tableau\Tableau 2019.4\bin\tabprotosrv.exe
     bytesProcessed: 0
     operation: Results
     transactionTimeSecs: 1.22458
   }
   deploymentID: $UNKNOWN_DEPLOYMENT
   eventID: 1569A555-6C1A-4149-901F-2A774C05B054
   executionID: F2574BD0-23B3-492D-839F-84E8061031C4
   optInRequired: 4
   timestamp: 1587665243
   type: event
   userID: $UNKNOWN_USER
   visibility: [ 
     anonymous
     support
   ]
}
*app: BI tool used.
  • operation: results of a saved search query.
  • bytes-processed: how many bytes were processed as a result of the saved search execution.
  • transaction-time: the length of time, in seconds, that the round trip time of query to final processing of the row/column data.
{
"type":"event",
   "component":"app.odbcDriver",
   "optInRequired":4,
   "data":{
      "app":"iodbctest",
      "operation":"Results",
      "bytesProcessed":"95418996",
      "transactionTimeSecs":"106.337"
   }
}
Last modified on 09 September, 2020
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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® ODBC Driver: 3.1.0


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