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outputcsv

Synopsis

Outputs search results to the specified csv file.

Syntax

outputcsv [create_empty=<bool>] [dispatch=<bool>] [usexml=<bool>] [singlefile=<bool>] [<filename>]

Optional arguments

create_empty
Syntax: create_empty=<bool>
Descriptopn: If set to true and there are no results, creates a 0-length file. When false, no file is created and the files is deleted if it previously existed. Defaults to false.
dispatch
Syntax: dispatch=<bool>
Description: If set to true, refers to a file in the job directory in $SPLUNK_HOME/var/run/splunk/dispatch/<job id>/.
filename
Syntax: <filename>
Description: Specify the name of a csv file to write the search results. This file should be located in $SPLUNK_HOME/var/run/splunk. If no filename specified, rewrites the contents of each result as a CSV row into the "_xml" field. Otherwise writes into a file (appends ".csv" to filename if filename has no existing extension).
singlefile
Syntax: singlefile=<bool>
Description: If singlefile is set to true and output spans multiple files, collapses it into a single file.
usexml
Syntax: usexml=<bool>
Description: If there is no filename, specifies whether or not to encode the csv output into XML. This option should not specified when invoking outputcsv from the UI.

Examples

Example 1: Output search results to the CSV file 'mysearch.csv'.

... | outputcsv mysearch

See also

inputcsv

Answers

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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Enterprise: 4.3, 4.3.1, 4.3.2, 4.3.3, 4.3.4, 4.3.5, 4.3.6, 4.3.7


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