Dashboards & Visualizations

Create dashboard using advanced xml

Path Finder


I have access to just splunk web, and can edit simple xml, but only view the code for advanced xml by appending 'dashboard_name/?showsource=advanced' at the end of the URL.

I have made some changes in the advanced xml and need to apply them to the dashboard.

I do not have access to the below directories, nor do I know where they are located.



Is there any way I will be able to save the changes I have made to the advanced xml?

Thanks in advance

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

If you are using Splunk Cloud, you won't be able to do that yourself. You could file a ticket and work with Support to get your changes in place. What are you trying to do that requires advanced XML instead of simple XML?

Path Finder

Thankyou for the response Chris.

I need to overlay two values in one chart with a common X axis and a Y axis on either side

chart 1 - Area chart: No. of requests per server (X axis - server, Y axis on left side - no. of requests)
chart 2 - Area chart : Average Response time per server (X axis - server, Y axis on right side - average response time)

Please refer to https://answers.splunk.com/answers/452756/why-is-my-chart-overlay-not-working.html to view the code I am using and detailed information.

In the link above, I have mentioned chart 2 as line chart, but my requirements have changed now and I need them both to be area charts.

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Revered Legend

Which Splunk version you're working on? If Splunk 6.x, then do you see and Edit button (kinda dropdown) -> Edit source option on the top right corner of the dashboard?

Path Finder

Thankyou somesoni2. Edit source gives us the option to edit the simple xml, I need to edit the code for advanced xml as I have made changes to <modules>

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