Dashboards & Visualizations

How to create a dynamic selection of sources in a dashboard?


I have multiple sources with information for an event. I want to make a Dashboard with a total overview of all info available on a given event, but be able to select which sources are displayed. As there are many sources and not all of them always contain event data, I want a dynamic list of check boxes to get a best possible workflow.

I've attempted with a "Multiselect" field dynamically populated with ... | stats values(sourcetype) as types | mvexpand types, but the resulting UI is quite hard to use. I see the ideal solution as a dynamic list of sources with info on the event where the user can select or deselect sources individually.

Is this possible, and how can I achieve this?

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Here is an example to load Top 5 sourcetypes. Default and static choice value All may not be required. I have just added as example.

  <label>Example Dashboard with Sourcetype Check Boxes</label>
  <fieldset submitButton="false">
    <input type="time" token="selTime" searchWhenChanged="true">
      <label>Select Time</label>
    <input type="checkbox" token="chkSourceType" searchWhenChanged="true">
      <label>Source Types</label>
      <choice value="*">All</choice>
      <delimiter> OR </delimiter>
        <query>index=_internal earliest=$selTime.earliest$ latest=$selTime.latest$ |top 5 sourcetype | fields sourcetype</query>
          <query>index=_internal status=* $chkSourceType$ | stats count by status</query>
        <option name="charting.chart">line</option>
| makeresults | eval message= "Happy Splunking!!!"

Path Finder

Thanks. Was looking for that part in check box input. Works with minor tweaking.

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