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Today I learned that the DB Connect app can do direct database lookups with SQL selects using | dbxquery - and in contrast to database outputs created in the DB Connect UI, these queries can be used in dashboard panels, using dashboard parameters in the SQL query string.

Maybe I should have read the documentation when I first used DB Connect a couple of years ago? (But then it's possible this wasn't available back then in version 1.x...)

docs.splunk.com/Documentation/

I'm probably way too pleased with myself for having used this tiny bit of knowledge to build a proof-of-concept query interface to data in our old abandoned support ticket tool with Splunk in less than an hour of real work, just before leaving the office on a Friday afternoon.

But yeah, I'm real happy about getting that small kick into the weekend, even though it's been built on a whim with no one asking for it.

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