A dataset is a collection of data. Some datasets you define and maintain for a specific business purpose. Other datasets are generated from ingesting or uploading data. Examples of datasets include indexes, lookups, data models, and table datasets. With SPL2, additional kinds of datasets include views and dataset literals. A dataset literal consists of an array of objects.

You can view and manage datasets with the Datasets listing page. You can use datasets as the basis for visualization-rich Pivot reports and extend datasets in Search.

The Splunk Datasets Add-on, available from Splunkbase, gives Splunk Enterprise users additional dataset management capabilities. Splunk Cloud Platform users have the Splunk Datasets Add-on by default.

For more information

In the Knowledge Manager Manual

In the SPL2 Search Manual