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Splunk Training + Certification

Enriching Data with Lookups

Course Description

This three-hour course is for knowledge managers who want to uselookups to enrich their search environment. Topics will introducelookup types and cover how to upload and define lookups, createautomatic lookups, and use advanced lookup options. Additionally,students will learn how to verify lookup contents in search and reviewlookup best practices. 

Instructor-led Training Schedule

eLearning with Labs

The best of both delivery methods. Self-paced eLearning videos accessible anytime, anywhere, plus access to the interactive lab environment to sharpen your skills.

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Course Prerequisites

To be successful, students should have a solid understanding of the following:

  • How Splunk works
  • Knowledge objects

Course Topics

  • What is a Lookup?
  • Creating Lookups
  • Geospatial Lookups
  • External Lookups
  • KV Store Lookups
  • Best Practices for Lookups

Course Objectives
 

Topic 1 – What is a Lookup?
  • Define a lookup and the default lookup types
  • Understand multivalue fields
  • Lookups and the search-time operation sequence
 
Topic 2 – Creating Lookups
  • Use file-based lookups at search time
  • Create (upload, define, configure) a lookup
  • Use an automatic lookup at search
 
Topic 3 – Geospatial Lookups
  • Understand geospatial lookups and KMZ/KML files
  • Add and define a geospatial lookup
 
Topic 4 – External Lookups
  • Understand external lookups
  • Explore the default lookup, external_lookup.py
  • Configure external lookups
 
Topic 5 – KV Store Lookups
  • Introduce KV Store lookups
  • Configure KV Store lookups
  • Compare file-based CSV lookups to KV Store lookups
 
Topic 6 – Best Practices for Lookups
  • Various best practices for using lookups