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Search Manual

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About this chapter

Splunk's search language includes a wide variety of commands that you can use to get what you want out of your data and even to display the results in different ways. You have commands to correlate events and calculate statistics on your results, evaluate fields and reorder results, reformat and enrich your data, build charts, and more. Still, Splunk enables you to expand the search language to customize these commands to better meet your needs or to write your own search commands for custom processing or calculations.

This chapter discusses:

  • Some style guidelines for naming your search command and its arguments.
  • The outline for writing a search command and integrating it into Splunks set of search commands.
  • How to set permissions and access control on your search commands.
  • Custom search command examples.
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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Enterprise: 5.0, 5.0.1, 5.0.2, 5.0.3, 5.0.4, 5.0.5, 5.0.6, 5.0.7, 5.0.8, 5.0.9, 5.0.10, 5.0.11, 5.0.12, 5.0.13, 5.0.14, 5.0.15, 5.0.16, 5.0.17, 5.0.18, 6.0, 6.0.1, 6.0.2, 6.0.3, 6.0.4, 6.0.5, 6.0.6, 6.0.7, 6.0.8, 6.0.9, 6.0.10, 6.0.11, 6.0.12, 6.0.13, 6.0.14, 6.0.15, 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, 6.1.14


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