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Runs a saved search, or report, and returns the search results of a saved search. If the search contains replacement placeholder terms, such as $replace_me$, the search processor replaces the placeholders with the strings you specify. For example:

|savedsearch mysearch replace_me="value"


| savedsearch <savedsearch_name> [<savedsearch-options>...]

Required arguments

Syntax: <string>
Description: Name of the saved search to run.

Optional arguments

Syntax: <substitution-control> | <replacement>
Description: Specify whether substitutions are allowed. If allowed, specify the key-value pair to use in the string substitution replacement.
Syntax: nosubstitution=<bool>
Description: If true, no string substitution replacements are made.
Default: false
Syntax: <field>=<string>
Description: A key-value pair to use in string substitution replacement.


The savedsearch command is a generating command and must start with a leading pipe character.

The savedsearch command always runs a new search. To reanimate the results of a previously run search, use the loadjob command.

Time ranges

  • If you specify All Time in the time range picker, the savedsearch command uses the time range that was saved with the saved search.
  • If you specify any other time in the time range picker, the time range that you specify overrides the time range that was saved with the saved search.


Example 1

Run the saved search "mysecurityquery".

| savedsearch mysecurityquery


Run the saved search "mysearch". Where the replacement placeholder term $replace_me$ appears in the saved search, use "value" instead.

|savedsearch mysearch replace_me="value"...

See also

search, loadjob

Last modified on 22 July, 2020

This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk Cloud: 7.2.4, 7.2.6, 7.2.8, 7.2.7, 7.2.9, 7.2.10, 8.0.2006, 8.0.2007, 8.1.2008, 8.1.2009, 8.1.2011

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