Splunk® Enterprise

Getting Data In

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Upload data

This topic explains the page that Splunk Enterprise loads when you select the "Upload" button on the "Add data" page.

Important: The "Upload Data" page does not work in Internet Explorer version 9. While Internet Explorer version 9 is a supported browser for Splunk Web, due to compatibility issues, the "Upload Data" page does not work in this version. To access this feature in IE, use version 10 or later.

The "Upload" page

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This page lets you upload data through one of the following methods:

  • Drag the file you want Splunk Enterprise to index directly from your desktop and drop it into the "Drop your data file here" area on the page.


  • In the upper left of the screen, click Select File and select the file that you want to index.

Splunk Enterprise then loads the file and processes it, depending on what type of file it is. After it has completed loading, you can then click the green Next button on the upper right to proceed to the next step in the "Add data" process.

Note: Windows Event Log (.evt) and Windows Event Log XML (.evtx) files that have been exported from another host do not work with the upload feature. This is because those files contain information that is specific to the host that generated them. Other hosts won't be able to process the files in their unaltered form. See Index exported event log (.evt or .evtx) files in this manual for more information about the constraints for working with these kinds of files.

Last modified on 19 July, 2018
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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Enterprise: 6.3.0, 6.3.1, 6.3.2, 6.3.3, 6.3.4, 6.3.5, 6.3.6, 6.3.7, 6.3.8, 6.3.9, 6.3.10, 6.3.11, 6.3.12, 6.3.13, 6.3.14

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