tscollect command uses indexed fields to create time series index (tsidx) files in a namespace that you define. The result tables in these files are a subset of the data that you've already indexed. This then enables you to use the
tstats command to search and report on these tsidx files instead of searching raw data. Because you are searching on a subset of the full index, the search should complete faster than it would otherwise.
tscollect command can create multiple tsidx files in the same namespace. The command begins a new tsidx file when it determines that the tsidx file it is currently creating has gotten big enough.
Only users with the
indexes_edit capability can run this command. See Usage.
If you are upgrading from Splunk Enterprise 5.x and you used the experimental version of the
tscollect command in that release, the format of the tsidx files in Splunk Enterprise 6.x is not compatible with the earlier version.
... | tscollect [namespace=<string>] [squashcase=<bool>] [keepresults=<bool>]
- Syntax: keepresults = true | false
- Description: If true, tscollect outputs the same results it received as input. If false, tscollect returns the count of results processed (this is more efficient since it does not need to store as many results).
- Syntax: namespace=<string>
- Description: Define a location for the tsidx file(s). If namespace is provided, the tsidx files are written to a directory of that name under the main tsidxstats directory (that is, within
$SPLUNK_DB/tsidxstats). These namespaces can be written to multiple times to add new data.
- Default: If namespace is not provided, the files are written to a directory within the job directory of that search, and will live as long as the job does. If you have Splunk Enterprise, you can configure the namespace location by editing
indexes.confand setting the attribute
- Syntax: squashcase = true | false
- Description: Specify whether or not the case for the entire field::value tokens are case sensitive when it is put into the lexicon. To create indexed field tsidx files that are similar to those created by Splunk Enterprise, set squashcase=true for results to be converted to all lowercase.
You must have the
indexes_edit capability to run the
tscollect command. By default, the admin role has this capability. The user and power roles do not have this capability.
Example 1: Write the results table to tsidx files in namespace foo.
... | tscollect namespace=foo
Example 2: Retrieve events from the main index and write the values of field foo to tsidx files in the job directory.
index=main | fields foo | tscollect
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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk Cloud™: 6.6.3, 7.0.3, 7.0.0