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Does the NullModule still exist in Sideview Utils?

lemikg
Communicator

Hi,

just out of curiousity. I have seen NullModules used in some examples. Does that still exist in the current version?

Cheers
Mike

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stefano_guidoba
Communicator

From the Registered Modules page:

Defined in $SPLUNK_HOME/share/splunk/search_mrsparkle/modules/static/NullModule.js

NullModule is not a SideView module.
Regards,
Stefano

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stefano_guidoba
Communicator

From the Registered Modules page:

Defined in $SPLUNK_HOME/share/splunk/search_mrsparkle/modules/static/NullModule.js

NullModule is not a SideView module.
Regards,
Stefano

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lemikg
Communicator

thanks guys!

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SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

One other thing that NullModule was commonly used for, is attaching custom Javascript to the page. Since NullModule didn't do anything, it was easy to tack your own custom methods on it and use it for custom requirements. However it was very finicky how you would attach the script and in that aspect it's really superceded by the Sideview CustomBehavior module, which makes the same basic idea much more resilient and easier to deal with.

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SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Yep. NullModule is not a Sideview module. NullModule is just a flavorless module that does nothing besides exist. Sometimes you need a module just to be there, either to take up a spot for some advanced reason, or to act as the single common parent for a bunch of modules that it has downstream.

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