The FRED® Add-On for Splunk provides a way to easily retrieve FRED (Federal Reserve Economic Database) data and send into Splunk.
"This product uses the FRED® API but is not endorsed or certified by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis."
To use the FRED Add-On for Splunk you will need to register with FRED and receive an API key. This process is free and simple, just go to the following URL: https://research.stlouisfed.org/useraccount/login/secure/
Keep your API key handy you will need it later.
The initial installation of the add-on is pretty straight forward. It consists of a few simple steps.
The FRED Default List provides two main functions
It provides lookup data in the Economic Analysis for Splunk app.
Typically most people will want to start by seeding the FRED Default List with the base data. To do this complete the following:
- Click on Configuration-->Initial Setup in the add-on drop down menu.
- Click the LoadList button
- Click OK to confirm the warning and the complete message
Setting up credentials for the KVStore Server
Complete account name, user, and password and save.
Entering the FRED API key
Click the Save button
Setting up the input definition
The easiest way to get started with the FRED Add-On for Splunk is to install the Economic Analysis for Splunk app, which comes with a base set of dashboards and searches to get you started with the FRED data in Splunk.
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