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How to save chosen by user filters values?

New Member

Hello experts,

is there any way how to save chosen filter value?
Requirement is that when user opens dashboard next time then previously chosen filters valus should be set by default

Thanks in advance

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Communicator

I think, the best would be to write a Javascript with handling of session coockies ...

-> http://www.w3schools.com/js/js_cookies.asp

If you use simple XML, you can write a javascript extension and load that into your dashboard.

If you are using Splunk 6, insert the schtip into the dashboard, form, ... - tag :

<dashboard script="myscript.js>"

or in Splunk 5, put it into the "application.js"

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Communicator

Or if using tokens (for the input(s)), you can manipulate the token-model, which is easier to handle and use for other purposes (eg. drilldowns)

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Communicator

Well, this ain't easy to answer ... without knowing your dashboard(s) and your "filter values" (where they come from - which object? Do you use (a) input field(s) or dropdown, radio, ...?)

In Simple XML it's very hard to get control of objects and the code.

You have to investigate, which id's in the code are used for that object.

E.g.: if you use (only) one (or the first) input field in that dashboard, the id would be "field1". So you can access that via JQuery and set the cookies depending on that (changed) value - done with an event handler. And get the cookie and set the input value.

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New Member

Thank you a lot for the helful answer.
But now for me there one question related:
Let's suppose that I have stand-alone coockies.js fiel with necessary JS functuions: writing, reading and so forth.
What should I write in Xml - advance and simple versions - to call f.e. method "getCookie("userFilters")"?

I haven't managed to find an answer.

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New Member

Thank you for the idea.
Now I am thinking over using of lookup tables that I can populate dynamically

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