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What does objectMode mean for a view?

Lowell
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Can anyone help explain what the "objectMode" attribute is used for when defining an advanced XML view?

I've seen a few different options, like "SimpleForm", and "viewconf", but I can't tell what difference this makes? How do you know which one to pick?

Example:

 <view autoCancelInterval="90" isVisible="false" objectMode="SimpleForm" onunloadCancelJobs="true" template="dashboard.html">
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sideview
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

"objectMode" is a vestige from when the view (or one of its ancestors) was converted from the Simplified XML format. There's a number of things that get swept along with this conversion like 'groupLabel' params which can all be safely deleted. Then there's a bunch of other things like HiddenFieldPicker and ViewStateAdapter that can be safely deleted 99% of the time. There's also some strange indentation it does - for example you'll find modules nested inside JobProgressIndicator modules and inside EnablePreview modules which serves no purpose besides making the XML harder to read. **

Technically 'ObjectMode' will have a single small effect -- the view will get an extra CSS class of "splFormSearch" written to the <body> tag. However since you can achieve the same specificity in a custom app by using custom stylesheets or even using the .splView-VIEWNAME selector, this doesnt really add anything.

** By the way you can see a more thorough writeup of these in this answer: http://splunk-base.splunk.com/answers/13565/multiple-forms-with-an-input-field-and-timerangepicker-n...

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sideview
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

"objectMode" is a vestige from when the view (or one of its ancestors) was converted from the Simplified XML format. There's a number of things that get swept along with this conversion like 'groupLabel' params which can all be safely deleted. Then there's a bunch of other things like HiddenFieldPicker and ViewStateAdapter that can be safely deleted 99% of the time. There's also some strange indentation it does - for example you'll find modules nested inside JobProgressIndicator modules and inside EnablePreview modules which serves no purpose besides making the XML harder to read. **

Technically 'ObjectMode' will have a single small effect -- the view will get an extra CSS class of "splFormSearch" written to the <body> tag. However since you can achieve the same specificity in a custom app by using custom stylesheets or even using the .splView-VIEWNAME selector, this doesnt really add anything.

** By the way you can see a more thorough writeup of these in this answer: http://splunk-base.splunk.com/answers/13565/multiple-forms-with-an-input-field-and-timerangepicker-n...

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