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typer

Description

Calculates the 'eventtype' field for search results that match a known event type.

Syntax

typer

Usage

The typer command is a distributable streaming command. See Command types.

By default, the typer command looks at the first 10000 characters of an event to determine the event type. You can override this default in your search by specifying maxlen=<int> with the typer command. For example:

... | typer maxlen=300

Changing the default for maxlen

Users with file system access, such as system administrators, can change the default setting for maxlen.

Prerequisites

Never change or copy the configuration files in the default directory. The files in the default directory must remain intact and in their original location. Make changes to the files in the local directory.

Steps

  1. Open or create a local limits.conf file for the Search app at $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/apps/search/local.
  2. Under the [typer] stanza, specify the default for the maxlen setting.


If you are using Splunk Cloud and want to change the default, open a Support ticket.

Examples

Example 1:

Force the search to apply event types that you have configured (Splunk Web automatically does this when you view the "eventtype" field).

... | typer

See also

Commands
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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk Cloud: 7.2.4, 7.2.6, 7.2.7, 7.2.8, 7.2.9, 7.2.10


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