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Splunk 7.x Quick Start Guide

By : James H. Baxter
Book Image

Splunk 7.x Quick Start Guide

By: James H. Baxter

Overview of this book

Splunk is a leading platform and solution for collecting, searching, and extracting value from ever increasing amounts of big data - and big data is eating the world! This book covers all the crucial Splunk topics and gives you the information and examples to get the immediate job done. You will find enough insights to support further research and use Splunk to suit any business environment or situation. Splunk 7.x Quick Start Guide gives you a thorough understanding of how Splunk works. You will learn about all the critical tasks for architecting, implementing, administering, and utilizing Splunk Enterprise to collect, store, retrieve, format, analyze, and visualize machine data. You will find step-by-step examples based on real-world experience and practical use cases that are applicable to all Splunk environments. There is a careful balance between adequate coverage of all the critical topics with short but relevant deep-dives into the configuration options and steps to carry out the day-to-day tasks that matter. By the end of the book, you will be a confident and proficient Splunk architect and administrator.
Table of Contents (12 chapters)

Visualizing search results

Now that your search results are formatted, you are ready to display the data as a table or a chart.


Splunk can display the fields contained in each event in table format by piping the events to the table command along with a list of the fields to display, in the order in which they are to be arranged from left to right. The resultant table will contain one row per event and a column for each specified field. Splunk will automatically switch to the Statistics tab to display the resulting table.

Displaying a table of all of the fields in an event is not usually desirable; you can use the table command to specify the fields that the table is to include, and to specify the order in which...