As an analyst working with Splunk Enterprise or Splunk Cloud Platform, you frequently run searches requiring similar or complicated search syntax. You're looking for ways to reuse portions of the Splunk Search Processing Language (SPL), so they can be inserted into other searches, or executed on their own.
Macros allow you to reuse portions of SPL in this way. You can create macros on your own, and pre-written macros also are used heavily in different Splunk solutions, like Splunk Enterprise Security, Splunk ITSI, and the Splunk Common Information Model.
This video shows you:
- How to create macros
- How to edit an existing macro
- How to add arguments
- How to create a nested macro
- How to troubleshoot macros
- An example macro in action: How to create a macro that queries the total sales revenue of a particular region
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In addition, these Splunk resources might help you understand and implement this use case:
- Splunk Docs: Use search macros in searches