How TO Lookup With Database Using DB Connect ( DBX – Part 4 )
In this post we are covering how to a lookup in the “Splunk DB Connect” application and get the most out of your database with Splunk.
Creating a “Lookup” in “Splunk DB Connect” application
Step-1: Navigate to the “Lookups” page, and click on the“New Lookup” button.
Step-2: Set Reference Search
Search/Saved Search : Select whether you want to write a new search or you want to use a saved search.
Run the search to check the output of your search/saved search, the output of this search will be used to lookup with the database table data.
Once you are satisfied with the output, click on the “Next” button.
Step-3: Set Lookup SQL
Connection : Select the connection you want to use for this lookup. Catalog : Select the Catalog (if available). Schema : Select the Schema from your database. Table : Search for the table/click on the table name, the data of which you want to lookup with the data in Splunk. Here, we are using the “METHOD_INFO” table. SQL Editor: You can use this to directly write a SQL query instead.
Click on the “Next” button to proceed to the next page.
Step-4: Field Mapping
Search Field Mapping:
Here you have to chose a table’s column name with which your search result field will lookup.
We have selected “METHOD” as a matching column name from the data base table which will be matched with “method” field ( event search field )
Lookup Fields :
You have to specify the output field names which will be added as Splunk Fields. In our case we have mentioned “COUNT” as “method_count”. So in the Splunk Fields we will be able to see as “method_count” instead of “COUNT” ( database table’s column name )
Step-5: Set Properties
Name : Provide a unique name for this lookup. Description (Optional): Add a description about what this lookup does. Application: Select the app context. Summary : Use the command shown here to enrich your searches with the results of this lookup, as required.
Click on the “Finish” button to finish the configuration.
You should get a “Done” screen as shown below.
Step 6: Now run below the command in the Search Head to see the lookup data which coming from the database.
index=_internal | dbxlookup lookup="method_lookup" | table method,method_count | dedup method,method_count
Note : Make sure you have Splunk DB Connect add-on installed on the Search Head to use the dbxlookup command.
Hope, this post was worth a read. If you want to know more about the DB connect configuration and operations please visit the below links.