A gem for the Sumo Logic Job API
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This gem interfaces with the Sumo Logic Search Job API. It may be used through native Ruby, or via a CLI that has been provided.


From the command line:

$ [sudo] gem install sumo-search

From your application's Gemfile:

gem 'sumo-search'

After installing the gem, you can require it using:

require 'sumo'


Your credentials go into the YAML file ~/.sumo_creds. An example YAML file is listed below:

Note: Sumo Logic deprecated username/password login in favor of access IDs and access keys.

  access_id: your_access_id
  access_key: your_access_key
  access_id: your_other_access_id
  access_key: your_access_key

The credentials in the default namespace are loaded by default. To change this, set ENV['SUMO_CREDENTIAL'] to the credential that you would like to load.

Ruby Usage

To create a search job from ruby, the Sumo.search method is provided. For example, the following creates a search job for everything from the 2014-01-01:

search = Sumo.search(
  :query => '*',
  :from => '2014-01-01T00:00:00',
  :to => '2014-01-01T23:59:59',
  :time_zone => 'UTC'

To iterate through the messages returned by the API, use the #messages method on the object returned by Sumo.search.

search.messages.each { |message| puts message }

Similarly, iterating through the records can be acheived through the #records method.

search.records.each { |record| puts record }

Note that the two above methods lazily grab the results in chunks, so iterating through these will take some time. The difference between records and messages is described at the bottom of this section of the api docs.

CLI Usage

The executable packaged with this gem is called sumo.

Option Required Description
-q --query true The query to send to the API
-f --from true The start date of the query (iso8601)
-t --to true The end date of the query (iso8601)
-z --time-zone true The time zone of the start and end dates
-e --extract-key false Extract the given key from the returned message
-r --records false Print out the records, not messages
-v --version false Print the version and exit
-h --help false Print the help message and exit.


# Search for everything from 2014-01-01.
sumo --query '*' --from '2014-01-01T00:00:00' --to '2014-01-01T23:59:59' --time-zone 'UTC'

# Search for everything containing 'StagingFitness' in 2013, extracting the 'message' key from the response.
sumo --query 'StagingFitness' --from '2013-01-01T00:00:00' --to '2014-01-01T00:00:00' --time-zone 'UTC' --extract-key 'message'