Dashboards & Visualizations

How to include dashboards in an app from other apps?

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I have one parent app that contains a bunch of template dashboards. Rather than copying these dashboards to childApp1, childApp2, I wonder if I can include these dashboards from the children Apps. The goal is to maintain only one copy of all dashboards.

Having said that, when users view the dashboards in the parent apps, we want to keep the users within the children apps... i.e. all the navigation menus in the children apps should be preserved.



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If you really would like them as-is and don't need to modify them in any way, then just create a soft link like this:

ln -fs $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/apps/<source app>/local/data/ui/<source dahsboard>.xml $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/apps/<dest app>/local/data/ui/

From then on, any time the source app dashboard changes, your link to it will change automatically, too.


Hi oilmouse,

you can set the permission of the dashboard to all apps and it will be visible in all apps, see the docs http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/6.2.4/Viz/CreateandeditdashboardsviatheUI#Specify_dashbo...

cheers, MuS