Access Live Splunk Data in Google Sheets

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Use CData Connect Cloud to create a virtual MySQL Database for Splunk data and gain access to live Splunk data from your Google Sheets.

Google Sheets is a free, web-based spreadsheet program. When paired with CData Connect Cloud, you can instantly access Splunk data from within Google Sheets for data analysis, collaborations, calculations, and more. This article shows how to connect to Splunk in your Connect Cloud instance and access live Splunk data in Google Sheets.

CData Connect Cloud provides a pure cloud-to-cloud interface for Splunk, allowing you to easily access live Splunk data in Google Sheets. Simply use the partner Connect Cloud Connector to generate a query (or write your own). Using optimized data processing out of the box, CData Connect Cloud pushes all supported query operations (filters, JOINs, etc) directly to Splunk, leveraging server-side processing to quickly return Splunk data.

This setup requires a CData Connect Cloud instance and the CData Connect Cloud Connector for Google Sheets. To get started, get a free trial of Connect Cloud and download the free Connect Cloud Google Sheets Connector.


Create a Virtual MySQL Database for Splunk Data

CData Connect Cloud uses a straightforward, point-and-click interface to connect to data sources and generate APIs.

  1. Log into Connect Cloud and click Databases.
  2. Select "Splunk" from Available Data Sources.
  3. Enter the necessary authentication properties to connect to Splunk.

    To authenticate requests, set the User, Password, and URL properties to valid Splunk credentials. The port on which the requests are made to Splunk is port 8089.

    The data provider uses plain-text authentication by default, since the data provider attempts to negotiate TLS/SSL with the server.

    If you need to manually configure TLS/SSL, see Getting Started -> Advanced Settings in the data provider help documentation.

  4. Click Test Database.
  5. Click Privileges -> Add and add the new user (or an existing user) with the appropriate permissions.

With the virtual database created, you are ready to connect to Splunk data from Google Sheets.

Access Live Splunk Data in Google Sheets

The steps below outline connecting to CData Connect Cloud from Google Sheets to access live Splunk data.

  1. Log into Google Sheets, create a new sheet (or open an existing one).
  2. Click Add-ons and click Get Add-ons (if you have already installed the Add-on, jump to step 5).
  3. Search for CData Connect Cloud Connector and select the Add-on.
  4. Authorize the Connector.
  5. Back in Google Sheets, click Add-ons and open the CData Connect Cloud Connector.
  6. Use your instance name (myinstance in myinstance.cdatacloud.net), username, and password to connect to your Connect Cloud instance.
  7. Click CREATE to access Splunk data through your Connect Cloud instance.
  8. Select a Database (e.g. Splunk1) and click Next.
  9. Select a Table (e.g. DataModels) and Fields (columns), add any sorting, filtering, and limits and click Execute.

SQL Access to Splunk Data from Cloud Applications

Now, you have a direct, cloud-to-cloud connection to live Splunk data from your Google Sheets workbook. You can add more data to your workbook for calculations, aggregations, collaboration, and more.

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