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Can I create folder hierarchy in Splunk Cloud for reports and dashboards?

New Member

I have a requirement where I need to create folders and sub-folders for multiple departments and sub-department in an Organization as shown below.

Eg: ABC Organization
|___ California Office
|___ HR Department
|__ Payroll (19 reports)
|___ Recruitment Team (6 reports)
|___ IT Department
|__ Development Team (200 reports)
|__ Testing Team (50 reports)

Same example for dashboard folder organization.

Is it possible to arrange created dashboards and reports into respective departments and give permission to those folders to specific users? If so, how can I achieve it in Splunk Cloud?

Thanks in advance

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Champion

You can nest the menu (navigation bar) that links to them, as referenced here in the Dashboard links section . Note the nested collection groups.

<!-- Use the view tag to create a dashboard link -->
<view name="dashboard1" />

<!-- Use the collection tag to create a list of items -->
<collection label="Menu name">

    <!-- Add items to the list -->
    <view name="dashboard2" />
    <view name="dashboard3" />

    <!-- Add a nested list with items -->
    <collection label="Submenu name">
        <view name="dashboard4" />
        <view name="dashboard5" />
    </collection>

</collection>

I'm assuming this is the functionality you are looking for, essentially, as opposed to having a nested folder structure on disk, which users aren't exposed to anyway.

This doesn't set the permissions, and isn't customizeable based on the user's role or identity, but only dashboards that the user has permissions to view will be shown, and collections that have no dashboards visible to the logged in user won't be displayed either. So if you set the dashboard permissions and organize them as you want them to appear in the navigation menu this should work for well for you.

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New Member

Thank you for the reply. It worked for me.... Similarly, is it possible to show multiple options irrespective of having dashboards and reports underneath to choose. I am not talking about nested navigation, I just want to show multiple options. In the below example, when I click on name I could see multiple options and I can choose any one and go ahead (the options may or may not have dashboards and/or reports under each option). Is it possible to achieve this?

Thanks in advance!

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Champion

I’m not sure which other options you would be referring to. Do you mean just standard web links?

If the original answer solved your original question would you mind accepting it? This allows others to search and find it more easily that perusing the comments.

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New Member

I know that we can achieve it by creating different apps for each department. But I would like to know if we can do it in single app folder-wise without creating multiple apps.

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