We have been observing several searches runnning with the search string as "search *" and narrowed it down to be coming from an advance xml dashboard.
I've tried removing part by part of the dashboard and still see this remaining of the dashboard dispatching a "search *" for the selected time range. Looks like something is mis-configured here and I can not find what. Appreciate any insight any one has on this
<view autoCancelInterval="90" isPersistable="true" isSticky="true" isVisible="true" objectMode="viewconf" onunloadCancelJobs="true" refresh="-1" template="dashboard.html"> <module name="AccountBar" layoutPanel="appHeader"/> <module name="AppBar" layoutPanel="navigationHeader"/> <module name="SideviewUtils" layoutPanel="appHeader"/> <module name="URLLoader" layoutPanel="viewHeader" autoRun="False"> <module name="TimeRangePicker" autoRun="False"> <param name="selected">last 4 hours</param> <module name="Button"> <param name="allowAutoSubmit">False</param> <param name="allowSoftSubmit">False</param> <param name="label">Submit</param> <module name="SearchControls" layoutPanel="mainSearchControls"> <param name="sections">jobControls export info</param> </module> </module> </module> </module> </view>
In the navigation bar, go to "Key Techniques > Overview of the Advanced XML". And if you don't have such a page it most likely means you're using the extremely old LGPL version of the app and you should upgrade right away. (The current version of the app is completely free for internal use and if you have any questions just let me know)
That page is quite long, but once you read it you'll understand why this page is dispatching a
search * search. In short the SearchControls module requires there to be search results. After all note that it has jobControls and an export button. The Sideview UI framework is simply noticing this, and determining that since you haven't specified anywhere what search should run, that you want it to run
Note: Arguably in this kind of case it should display a big red error message instead of quietly kicking off a
search * search, and since there is a giant reboot of Sideview Utils coming this year, this improvement may well happen.