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Add static HTML panel to simple HTML dashboard and reference local static content

Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

How do I add a static HTML panel to a simple HTML dashboard and reference local static content, such as images or PDFs? I'm on splunk 6.5+ and I'd also like to use a dynamic variable for the app name in the URL references.

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

I'm glad you asked that question @tmuth ! I bet you searched for an answer and didn't find exactly what you were looking for. Note that with splunk 6.5+ we can use global tokens to access environment information - link

  1. Put static content in $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/apps/your_app/appserver/static . You can also create subdirectories there. In this case I put my file in ./doc/USERGUIDE-2015.pdf , so the full path for my "abc" app is $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/apps/abc/appserver/static/doc/USERGUIDE-2015.pdf
  2. I can now reference this file using the following path in a Simple XML dashboard because of the global tokens: /static/app/$env:app$/doc/USERGUIDE-2015.pdf
  3. Below is the full code for my Simple XML dashboard:

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Documentation for this project

  • 2015 User Guide (local copy) - [here]

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

I'm glad you asked that question @tmuth ! I bet you searched for an answer and didn't find exactly what you were looking for. Note that with splunk 6.5+ we can use global tokens to access environment information - link

  1. Put static content in $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/apps/your_app/appserver/static . You can also create subdirectories there. In this case I put my file in ./doc/USERGUIDE-2015.pdf , so the full path for my "abc" app is $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/apps/abc/appserver/static/doc/USERGUIDE-2015.pdf
  2. I can now reference this file using the following path in a Simple XML dashboard because of the global tokens: /static/app/$env:app$/doc/USERGUIDE-2015.pdf
  3. Below is the full code for my Simple XML dashboard:

  doc
  
    
      
        

Documentation for this project

  • 2015 User Guide (local copy) - [here]

View solution in original post

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