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typer

Description

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

Syntax

typer [eventtypes=<string>] [maxlen=<unsigned_integer>]

Optional arguments

eventtypes
Syntax: eventtypes=<string>
Description: Provide a comma-separated list of event types to filter the set of event types that typer can return in the eventtype field. The eventtypes argument filters out all event types except the valid event types in its list. If all of the event types listed for eventtypes are invalid, or if no event types are listed, typer is disabled and will not return any event types. The eventtypes argument accepts wildcards.
Default: No default (by default typer returns all available event types)
maxlen
Syntax: maxlen=<unsigned_integer>
Description: By default, the typer command looks at the first 10000 characters of an event to determine its event type. Use maxlen to override this default. For example, maxlen=300 restricts typer to determining event types from the first 300 characters of events.

Usage

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

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: 8.0.2001, 8.0.2003, 8.0.2004, 8.0.2006, 8.0.2007, 8.1.2008, 8.1.2009


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