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Connect to Splunk Data in Aqua Data Studio

Access Splunk data from tools in Aqua Data Studio such as the Visual Query Builder and the Table Data Editor.

The CData JDBC Driver for Splunk integrates Splunk data with wizards and analytics in IDEs like Aqua Data Studio. This article shows how to connect to Splunk data through the connection manager and execute queries.

Create a JDBC Data Source

You can use the connection manager to define connection properties and save them in a new JDBC data source. The Splunk data source can then be accessed from Aqua Data Studio tools.

  1. In Aqua Data Studio, select Register Server from the Servers menu.
  2. In the Register Server form, select the 'Generic - JDBC' connection.
  3. Enter the following JDBC connection properties:
    • Name: Enter a name for the data source; for example, Splunk.
    • Driver Location: Click the Browse button and select the cdata.jdbc.splunk.jar file, located in the lib subfolder of the installation directory.
    • Driver: Enter the Driver's class name, cdata.jdbc.splunk.SplunkDriver.
    • URL: Enter the JDBC URL, which starts with jdbc:splunk: and is followed by a semicolon-separated list of connection properties.

      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.

      Built-in Connection String Designer

      For assistance in constructing the JDBC URL, use the connection string designer built into the Splunk JDBC Driver. Either double-click the JAR file or execute the jar file from the command-line.

      java -jar cdata.jdbc.splunk.jar

      Fill in the connection properties and copy the connection string to the clipboard.

      A typical JDBC URL is below:

      jdbc:splunk:user=MyUserName;password=MyPassword;URL=MyURL;InitiateOAuth=GETANDREFRESH

Query Splunk Data

You can now query the tables exposed.