Splunk® Enterprise

Getting Data In

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Splunk Enterprise version 7.1 is no longer supported as of October 31, 2020. See the Splunk Software Support Policy for details. For information about upgrading to a supported version, see How to upgrade Splunk Enterprise.
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Upload data

The Upload page lets you upload a file to your instance from your computer. You can upload files by clicking the "Upload" button from Splunk Home in Splunk Web.

Caveats for Windows Event Log files and the upload feature

While you can upload any file to Splunk Enterprise or Splunk Cloud Platform, Windows Event Log (.evt) and Windows Event Log XML (.evtx) files that you exported from another Windows machine don't work with the upload feature because those files contain information that is specific to the Windows machine that generated them. Other machines can't process the files in their unaltered form. See Index exported event log files for more information about the constraints for working with these kinds of files.

The Upload page

  1. Upload data through one of the following methods on this page:
    • Drag the file you want to index from your desktop to the Drop your data file here area.
    • Click Select File and select the file that you want to index.
  2. then loads the file and processes it, depending on what type of file it is.
  3. After the file has completed loading, click Next.

Next step

Set sourcetype

Last modified on 27 October, 2021
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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Enterprise: 7.1.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 7.1.3, 7.1.4, 7.1.5, 7.1.6, 7.1.7, 7.1.8, 7.1.9, 7.1.10, 7.2.0, 7.2.1, 7.2.2, 7.2.3, 7.2.4, 7.2.5, 7.2.6, 7.2.7, 7.2.8, 7.2.9, 7.2.10, 7.3.0, 7.3.1, 7.3.2, 7.3.3, 7.3.4, 7.3.5, 7.3.6, 7.3.7, 7.3.8, 7.3.9, 8.0.0, 8.0.1, 8.0.2, 8.0.3, 8.0.4, 8.0.5, 8.0.6, 8.0.7, 8.0.8, 8.0.9, 8.0.10, 8.1.0, 8.1.1, 8.1.2, 8.1.3, 8.1.4, 8.1.5, 8.1.6, 8.1.7, 8.2.0, 8.2.1, 8.2.2, 8.2.3

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