Dashboards & Visualizations

How to display last refreshed/updated time in dashboard?

Super Champion

May be a quick question to UI experts out there.
My dashboard have auto-refresh enabled, but wanted to show the "last updated" (refreshed) time in another panel.
Is there an easy simpleXML function for this?

(I'm thinking of running a dummy search and putting the timestamp as last resort)

Cheers

0 Karma
1 Solution

Revered Legend

You can set a token to the current time when your panel search is completed. You can then use the token in other panel to display it. I think it can be done with something like this:-

<panel>
      <title></title>
     <table>
      <search>
        <query>index=_internal |  top sourcetype</query>
        <earliest>0</earliest>
        <latest>now</latest>
        <done>
          <eval token="lastUpdatedOn">strftime(now(),"%m/%d/%Y %H:%M:%S")</eval>
        </done>
      </search>
     ...other options
    </table>
    </panel>

Reference:

http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/6.4.1/Viz/PanelreferenceforSimplifiedXML#search

View solution in original post

Revered Legend

You can set a token to the current time when your panel search is completed. You can then use the token in other panel to display it. I think it can be done with something like this:-

<panel>
      <title></title>
     <table>
      <search>
        <query>index=_internal |  top sourcetype</query>
        <earliest>0</earliest>
        <latest>now</latest>
        <done>
          <eval token="lastUpdatedOn">strftime(now(),"%m/%d/%Y %H:%M:%S")</eval>
        </done>
      </search>
     ...other options
    </table>
    </panel>

Reference:

http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/6.4.1/Viz/PanelreferenceforSimplifiedXML#search

View solution in original post

Super Champion

Cheers. It works

0 Karma

Revered Legend

What version of Splunk you're using?

0 Karma

Super Champion

6.4.1 enterprise

0 Karma
Don’t Miss Global Splunk
User Groups Week!

Free LIVE events worldwide 2/8-2/12
Connect, learn, and collect rad prizes
and swag!