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Use the Splunk Web interface to upload the drought monitor data to your Splunk platform instance.



Follow these steps to upload the drought monitor data to your Splunk platform instance:

  1. Unzip the us_drought_monitor.csv.zip file.
  2. Click Settings > Add Data.
  3. Click Upload files from my computer.
  4. Click Select Files and select us_drought_monitor.csv from your files.
  5. Click Open > Next.
  6. Ensure Source type is set to csv and that each of the fields is named correctly.
  7. Configure the timestamps according to the date of capture. In this file, this information is located in a field entitled MapDate.
    1. Click Timestamp.
    2. Select Extraction > Advanced.
    3. Enter MapDate in the Timestamp fields box.
    4. Under Timestamp format, enter the strptime() string %Y%m%d to allow the indexer to read in the date in the correct format. See Configure timestamp recognition in the Getting Data In Manual for more information about strptime() strings.
  8. (Optional) Save this configuration as a new input type.
    1. Click Save As to save this input type.
    2. Enter drought_csv in the Name field.
    3. Click Save.
  9. Click Next. Ensure the input settings are correct.
  10. Click Review and then click Submit to upload the file.
  11. Click Start Searching to view your data.

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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk Cloud Platform: 8.2.2112, 8.2.2201, 8.2.2202, 9.0.2205, 8.2.2203, 9.0.2208, 9.0.2209, 9.0.2303, 9.0.2305, 9.1.2308 (latest FedRAMP release), 9.1.2312, 9.2.2403

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