Dashboards & Visualizations

Dashboard: Set Token When Dashboard is Open

Path Finder

Hello,
Would like to set a token when the user opens a dashboard. Pls. advise. Thanks.

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Motivator

put this right below the dashboard statement in Simple XML

<init>
    <set token="app_name">my_app_name</set>
  </init>

Path Finder

I usually use a globally accessible .csv file with a single entry value in it (because it is faster getting to finalized), but this always works in a pinch. Just toss this after your description and before everything else.

<search id="onDashboardOpen">
<query>index=* | head 1</query>
<earliest>-1m</earliest>
<latest>now</latest>
<finalized>
MyValue
</finalized>
</search>

SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Instead of either, you could use | makeresults as a dummy query, should be much faster.

http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/6.4.0/SearchReference/makeresults

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Path Finder

Hello,
Can one set a token when the dashboard is opened? I don't have any inputs. Thanks.

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Communicator

Inside time_range input for example you can put:

<change>
    <set token="yourtoken">value</set>
</change>

It will set the token value as soon as you open the dashboard.

SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

If that's a token the user can modify, set the default value for the input the user uses to modify the token.
If that's a token the user can't modify, replace the uses of the token with the value you'd like the token to have.

If those two approaches don't do what you need, please describe what you need rather than what non-working solution you have in mind.

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SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

If that's a constant, consider declaring a macro and use that. Bonus: Declare once, use in all dashboards.

You mentioned "program", if you've descended into the Javascript level below SimpleXML dashboards, you can use the generated setToken() function at any time you please.

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Path Finder

Hello Martin,
One can declare a variable to have a certain value in typical program. Want to do so, in the dashboard, too. Thanks

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