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Splunk scheduled report filtering and dashboard panels

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Hi,

I have a scheduled report in Splunk that runs nightly. It is accelerated for 7 days and runs back in time for 7 days also.

This report provides me comprehensive information about all my assets and respective information.

The report has about 10 million statistical records for our assets as we need.

When I reference my dashboard panels using this report, they error out complaining about "error fetching data" and it seems like it a huge data set thats why because it is fine with smaller data set. But when I open a report as normal in reports, it loads in less than 5 seconds.

I need to know if I add a report in a dashboard as a table, which I do, BUT is it possible to add dropdown filter menus to parse information from that huge report table or even the report by itself? OR how do I get the dashboard panels to load quicker when digging through this large report?

Report contents example:

Host, Barcode, Company, BusinessUnit, Location, ContactPerson

I want filters for Company, BusinessUnit, Location, ContactPerson so I can list Host, Barcode information associated with the selection from this huge data.

Thanks in-advance.

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Re: Splunk scheduled report filtering and dashboard panels

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SplunkTrust

Where is the result of your accelerated report stored? Is that in an index or CSV file? In the dashboard, you can have a time picker to restrict the time range and additional fields to load by default [ as required]. Based on the filters selected by user, you can run the search against your index/lookup. If you have multiple panels, use base and post process search approach.

And if you still suffer with performance, you might want to look at creating a custom datamodel and storing the results/fields and use DM acceleration to get additional benefits and use tstats in your dashboards for performance.

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Re: Splunk scheduled report filtering and dashboard panels

Communicator

Hi Lakshman, I figured a way via base and post process. Still taking long but a lot better than before! 🙂 TY!!

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Re: Splunk scheduled report filtering and dashboard panels

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SplunkTrust

Glad it worked, pls accept the solution to close the thread. I also suggest to look at having a custom datamodel created for your use case with required fields and accelerate it, so you can use tstats to further improve performance.

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Re: Splunk scheduled report filtering and dashboard panels

Communicator

Will do. THX!!

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