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Add lookup files into Splunk

The data models and pivots that you will create in this tutorial require some fields from an external lookup file. This topic walks through adding the required lookup to Splunk and creating a new lookup definition.

For more information about creating lookup definitions (as well as uploading CSV files), see "Use field lookups to add information to your events".

Download the lookup file

Download and uncompress the following file:

This file maps the productId, which exists field in the Buttercup Games tutorial data, to a product name and price.

Find the Lookups manager

1. In the Splunk bar, on the upper right, click Settings.

2. Under Knowledge, click Lookups.

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This opens the Lookups editor where you can create new lookups or edit existing ones.

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You can view and edit existing lookups by clicking on the links in the table for Lookup table files, Lookup definitions, and Automatic lookups.

Upload the lookup table file

1. In the Lookups manager under "Actions" for Lookup table files, click Add new.

This takes you to the Add new' lookup table files view where you upload CSV files to use in your definitions for field lookups.

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2. To save your lookup table file in the Search app, leave the Destination app as search.

3. Under Upload a lookup file, browse for the CSV file (prices.csv) to upload.

4. Under Destination filename, name the file prices.csv.

This is the name you use to refer to the file in a lookup definition.

5. Click Save.

This uploads your lookup file to the Search app and returns to the lookup table files list.

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Note: If Splunk does not recognize or cannot upload the file, check that it was uncompressed before you attempt to upload it again.

Share the lookup table file globally

If the lookup file is not shared, you can not select it when you define the lookup.

1. Go to the Lookup table files list.

2. Under Sharing for the prices.csv lookup table's Path, click Permissions.

This opens the Permission dialog box for the prices.csv lookup file.

3. Under Object should appear in, select All apps.

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4. Click Save.

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Add the field lookup definition

1. Return to the Lookups manager.

2. Under Actions for Lookup definitions, click Add New.

This takes you to the Add new lookups definitions view where you define your field lookup.

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3. Leave the Destination app as search.

4. Name your lookup prices_lookup.

5. Under Type, select File-based.

File-based lookups add fields from a static table, usually a CSV file.

6. Under Lookup file, select prices.csv (the name of your lookup table).

7. Leave Configure time-based lookup and Advanced options unselected.

8. Click Save.

This defines prices_lookup as a file-based lookup.

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Share the lookup definition with all apps

1. Return to the Lookup definitions list.

2. Under Sharing for prices_lookup, click Permissions.

The Permission dialog box for the prices.lookup opens.

3. Under Object should appear in, select All apps.

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4. Click Save.

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Next steps

Continue to the next section to learn about data models and create them.

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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Enterprise: 6.1, 6.1.1, 6.1.2, 6.1.3, 6.1.4, 6.1.5, 6.1.6, 6.1.7, 6.1.8, 6.1.9, 6.1.10, 6.1.11, 6.1.12, 6.1.13


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