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Splunk DB Connect: How to create a form input on a dashboard to search a SQL query?

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Hello Splunk Community,

I am probably a 3 out of 10 when it comes to Splunk knowledge. I have connected my database with the DB connect app. I would like to create an app with a form that searches this SQL query:

SELECT to_jid, sent_date, subject, thread_id, msg_type, direction, body_len, message_len, 
body_string, message_string, body_text, message_text, history_flag 
FROM jm 
WHERE from_jid like 'bob@cisco.com%'; 

I would like the user to be able to update the where clause with just an input box because the users do not know SQL so I want to hide that from them.

So basically they open the app > enter a name in the textbox > splunk searches the database and returns the results to the user.

Would anyone have a quick example of doing this?

I appreciate your help!

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Motivator

After creating a dashboard, go into the edit mode and add a text input. It will default to field1. You can reference it as token/variable in another search in your dashboard. i.e. index=my_index $field1$.

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Motivator

After creating a dashboard, go into the edit mode and add a text input. It will default to field1. You can reference it as token/variable in another search in your dashboard. i.e. index=my_index $field1$.

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