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Dynamic Text on Dashboard description Area.

nilanjankc
New Member

Is it possible to have some dynamic text in Dashboard description area, like current system time?
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niketnilay
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@nilanjankc try the following Run anywhere example.
1) You can use hideTitle="true" to hide the Splunk dashboard title.
2) Then use <html> panel to build your own dashboard header.
3) In another row add the inputs.
4) Create an independent search to find the current time and set it to token to be used to display the current time in the html panel.

PS: You can type /edit or /editxml after the dashboard title in the URL to bring up Dashboard UI Edit or Dashboard Edit XML respectively since the Edit button will also not show.

<form hideTitle="true">
  <label>Test</label>
  <description>Refresh Interval 15 Minutes</description>
  <search>
    <query>| makeresults
    | eval CurrentTime=strftime(_time,"%Y/%m/%d %H:%M:%S %p")
    </query>
    <earliest>-1s</earliest>
    <latest>now</latest>
    <progress>
      <set token="tokCurrentTime">$result.CurrentTime$</set>
    </progress>
  </search>
  <fieldset submitButton="false"></fieldset>
  <row>
    <panel>
      <html>
        <div>
          <h1>Test</h1>
          <p class="dashboard-header-description">Refresh Interval 15 Minutes - $tokCurrentTime$</p>
        </div>
      </html>
    </panel>
  </row>
  <row>
    <panel>
      <input type="time" token="field1">
        <label></label>
        <default>
          <earliest>-24h@h</earliest>
          <latest>now</latest>
        </default>
      </input>
      <input type="dropdown" token="field2">
        <label>Business</label>
      </input>
    </panel>
  </row>
</form>
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| makeresults | eval message= "Happy Splunking!!!"

john_glasscock
Path Finder

@niketnilay Thank you for the answer above. I am in a similar situation, and can't figure out how to use your answer to display last months name in the description. I.E. I run a report on may 1 for totals for April. I want to display April, 2019 in the description. I can't figure out how to get the previous months value.

Thanks,
John

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niketnilay
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Hi @john.glasscock I am glad you found the answer useful. Do up-vote the answer/comment if it helped 🙂

As per you issue description you need to display Month name using token through an independent search. Please try out the following and use tokPreviousMonth for your dynamic description.

   <search>
     <query>| makeresults
| eval PreviousMonth=strftime(relative_time(_time,"-1mon@mon"),"%B")
     </query>
     <earliest>-1s</earliest>
     <latest>now</latest>
     <progress>
       <set token="tokPreviousMonth">$result.PreviousMonth$</set>
     </progress>
   </search>
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| makeresults | eval message= "Happy Splunking!!!"
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