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Why am I getting 'Search is waiting for input' for one of 3 reports on my dashboard?

Communicator

Hi,

I am creating a dashboard using a CSV file (inputlookup xxxx.csv). I have created 3 reports in a dashboard and the first 2 reports I am getting data, but the 3rd report I am not getting any values and it is showing 'Search is waiting for input'. Bbelow is my XML code. Here I am not using any time frame because I am using a CSV as the input and in that file, I have a date field. From this date field, I am extracting Day and for 2 drop-down boxes for Fromdate and Todate. This Fromdate and Todate is working only for first 2 reports, but not for 3rd report. I tried different things, but no luck.

Example: If I want a report for the 5th to 10th, I will select 5 from the first drop-down and 10 is from the second drop-down. Based on these selections, my report is giving results for for those 5 days (5th to 10th), but only for the first 2 reports, but the 3rd report is showing 'Search is waiting for input'.

below is the query which I used. can any one help me to do this

<form>
  <label>Sample</label>
  <description>Sample</description>
  <fieldset submitButton="false" autoRun="false">
    <input type="dropdown" token="StartDay1" searchWhenChanged="true">
      <label>From</label>
      <choice value="*">All</choice>
      <search>
        <query>|inputlookup _AADaily.csv |eval _time=strptime(Starttime,"%m/%d/%Y %H:%M:%S.%3N")|eval Start_Day = strftime(_time,"%d")|stats dc(Start_Day) by Start_Day</query>
      </search>
      <fieldForLabel>Start_Day</fieldForLabel>
      <fieldForValue>Start_Day</fieldForValue>
    </input>
    <input type="dropdown" token="StartDay2" searchWhenChanged="true">
      <label>To</label>
      <choice value="*">All</choice>
      <search>
        <query>|inputlookup _AADaily.csv |eval _time=strptime(Starttime,"%m/%d/%Y %H:%M:%S.%3N")|eval Start_Day = strftime(_time,"%d")|stats dc(Start_Day) by Start_Day</query>
      </search>
      <fieldForLabel>Start_Day</fieldForLabel>
      <fieldForValue>Start_Day</fieldForValue>
    </input>
  </fieldset>
  <row>
    <panel>
      <input type="multiselect" token="AAType" searchWhenChanged="true">
        <label>Activation Type</label>
        <search>
          <query>|inputlookup _AADaily.csv |stats count by AAtype</query>
        </search>
        <fieldForLabel>AType</fieldForLabel>
        <fieldForValue>AAtype</fieldForValue>
        <default>Publish</default>
        <prefix>(</prefix>
        <valuePrefix>AAtype ="</valuePrefix>
        <valueSuffix>"</valueSuffix>
        <delimiter> OR </delimiter>
        <suffix>)</suffix>
      </input>
      <input type="multiselect" token="Status1" searchWhenChanged="true">
        <label>Status</label>
        <search>
          <query>|inputlookup _AADaily.csv|stats count by Status</query>
        </search>
        <fieldForLabel>Status</fieldForLabel>
        <fieldForValue>Status</fieldForValue>
        <default>Published</default>
        <prefix>(</prefix>
        <valuePrefix>Status ="</valuePrefix>
        <valueSuffix>"</valueSuffix>
        <delimiter> OR </delimiter>
        <suffix>)</suffix>
      </input>
      <chart>
        <title>Averagetime</title>
        <search>
          <query>|inputlookup _AADaily.csv |eval _time=strptime(Starttime,"%m/%d/%Y %H:%M:%S.%3N")|eval Start_Day = strftime(_time,"%d")|where Start_Day>=$StartDay1$ AND Start_Day<=$StartDay2$ |where ($AAType$) AND ($Status1$) |chart avg(Total_TimeSec) AS "Avg_Total_ActivationTime" over ServerName by AAtype</query>
          <earliest>0</earliest>
          <latest></latest>
        </search>
        <option name="charting.axisLabelsX.majorLabelStyle.overflowMode">ellipsisNone</option>
        <option name="charting.axisLabelsX.majorLabelStyle.rotation">-90</option>
        <option name="charting.axisTitleX.visibility">visible</option>
        <option name="charting.axisTitleY.visibility">visible</option>
        <option name="charting.axisTitleY2.visibility">visible</option>
        <option name="charting.axisX.scale">linear</option>
        <option name="charting.axisY.scale">linear</option>
        <option name="charting.axisY2.enabled">false</option>
        <option name="charting.axisY2.scale">inherit</option>
        <option name="charting.chart">column</option>
        <option name="charting.chart.bubbleMaximumSize">50</option>
        <option name="charting.chart.bubbleMinimumSize">10</option>
        <option name="charting.chart.bubbleSizeBy">area</option>
        <option name="charting.chart.nullValueMode">gaps</option>
        <option name="charting.chart.sliceCollapsingThreshold">0.01</option>
        <option name="charting.chart.stackMode">default</option>
        <option name="charting.chart.style">shiny</option>
        <option name="charting.drilldown">all</option>
        <option name="charting.layout.splitSeries">0</option>
        <option name="charting.legend.labelStyle.overflowMode">ellipsisMiddle</option>
        <option name="charting.legend.placement">right</option>
      </chart>
    </panel>
    <panel>
      <table>
        <title>Averagetime_Statiscs</title>
        <search>
          <query>|inputlookup _AADaily.csv |eval _time=strptime(Starttime,"%m/%d/%Y %H:%M:%S.%3N")|eval Start_Day = strftime(_time,"%d")|where Start_Day>=$StartDay1$ AND Start_Day<=$StartDay2$ |where ($AAType$) AND ($Status1$) |chart avg(Total_TimeSec) AS "Avg_Total_ActivationTime" over ServerName by AAtype</query>
        </search>
        <option name="wrap">true</option>
        <option name="rowNumbers">false</option>
        <option name="dataOverlayMode">none</option>
        <option name="drilldown">cell</option>
        <option name="count">10</option>
      </table>
    </panel>
  </row>
  <row>
    <panel>
      <table>
        <title>Verification</title>
        <search>
          <query>|inputlookup _AADaily.csv |eval _time=strptime(Starttime,"%m/%d/%Y %H:%M:%S.%3N")|eval Start_Day = strftime(_time,"%d")|where Start_Day>=$StartDay1$ AND Start_Day<=$StartDay2$|where Cluster="N" OR Cluster!="ST" |eval app_status = Cluster . ":" . Status | chart count over host by app_status| appendcols [ |inputlookup _AADaily.csv |where Cluster="S" OR Cluster!="ST" | eval app_status = Cluster . ":" . Status | chart count over host by app_status] |addtotals fieldname=N_Total N*|addtotals fieldname=S_Total S*| eval Grand_Total=0 | foreach *Total [ eval Grand_Total = Grand_Total + $<<FIELD>>$ ] | addcoltotals labelfield=host label=Total|table host N:* N_Total S:* S_Total Grand_Total</query>
      </search>
      </table>
    </panel>
  </row>
</form>

Thanks in advance

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1 Solution

Esteemed Legend

The problem is this:

$<<FIELD>>$

which should be this:

$$<FIELD>$$

So change this:

<query>|inputlookup _AADaily.csv |eval _time=strptime(Starttime,"%m/%d/%Y %H:%M:%S.%3N")|eval Start_Day = strftime(_time,"%d")|where Start_Day>=$StartDay1$ AND Start_Day<=$StartDay2$|where Cluster="N" OR Cluster!="ST" |eval app_status = Cluster . ":" . Status | chart count over host by app_status| appendcols [ |inputlookup _AADaily.csv |where Cluster="S" OR Cluster!="ST" | eval app_status = Cluster . ":" . Status | chart count over host by app_status] |addtotals fieldname=N_Total N*|addtotals fieldname=S_Total S*| eval Grand_Total=0 | foreach *Total [ eval Grand_Total = Grand_Total + $$<<FIELD>>$$ ] | addcoltotals labelfield=host label=Total|table host N:* N_Total S:* S_Total Grand_Total</query>

to this:

<query>|inputlookup _AADaily.csv |eval _time=strptime(Starttime,"%m/%d/%Y %H:%M:%S.%3N")|eval Start_Day = strftime(_time,"%d")|where Start_Day>=$StartDay1$ AND Start_Day<=$StartDay2$|where Cluster="N" OR Cluster!="ST" |eval app_status = Cluster . ":" . Status | chart count over host by app_status| appendcols [ |inputlookup _AADaily.csv |where Cluster="S" OR Cluster!="ST" | eval app_status = Cluster . ":" . Status | chart count over host by app_status] |addtotals fieldname=N_Total N*|addtotals fieldname=S_Total S*| eval Grand_Total=0 | foreach *Total [ eval Grand_Total = Grand_Total + $<<FIELD>>$ ] | addcoltotals labelfield=host label=Total|table host N:* N_Total S:* S_Total Grand_Total</query>

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Esteemed Legend

The problem is this:

$<<FIELD>>$

which should be this:

$$<FIELD>$$

So change this:

<query>|inputlookup _AADaily.csv |eval _time=strptime(Starttime,"%m/%d/%Y %H:%M:%S.%3N")|eval Start_Day = strftime(_time,"%d")|where Start_Day>=$StartDay1$ AND Start_Day<=$StartDay2$|where Cluster="N" OR Cluster!="ST" |eval app_status = Cluster . ":" . Status | chart count over host by app_status| appendcols [ |inputlookup _AADaily.csv |where Cluster="S" OR Cluster!="ST" | eval app_status = Cluster . ":" . Status | chart count over host by app_status] |addtotals fieldname=N_Total N*|addtotals fieldname=S_Total S*| eval Grand_Total=0 | foreach *Total [ eval Grand_Total = Grand_Total + $$<<FIELD>>$$ ] | addcoltotals labelfield=host label=Total|table host N:* N_Total S:* S_Total Grand_Total</query>

to this:

<query>|inputlookup _AADaily.csv |eval _time=strptime(Starttime,"%m/%d/%Y %H:%M:%S.%3N")|eval Start_Day = strftime(_time,"%d")|where Start_Day>=$StartDay1$ AND Start_Day<=$StartDay2$|where Cluster="N" OR Cluster!="ST" |eval app_status = Cluster . ":" . Status | chart count over host by app_status| appendcols [ |inputlookup _AADaily.csv |where Cluster="S" OR Cluster!="ST" | eval app_status = Cluster . ":" . Status | chart count over host by app_status] |addtotals fieldname=N_Total N*|addtotals fieldname=S_Total S*| eval Grand_Total=0 | foreach *Total [ eval Grand_Total = Grand_Total + $<<FIELD>>$ ] | addcoltotals labelfield=host label=Total|table host N:* N_Total S:* S_Total Grand_Total</query>

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SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Hi Laya123, as the comments have suggested, I expect that the dashboard doesn't like the search string. Try wrapping the whole search string in to escape it

<query><![CDATA[|inputlookup _AADaily.csv |eval _time=strptime(Starttime,"%m/%d/%Y %H:%M:%S.%3N")|eval Start_Day = strftime(_time,"%d")|where Start_Day>=$StartDay1$ AND Start_Day<=$StartDay2$ |where ($AAType$) AND ($Status1$) |chart avg(Total_TimeSec) AS "Avg_Total_ActivationTime" over ServerName by AAtype]]></query>

Please let me know if this helps. Thanks!

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Communicator

Thank you for your response; but I have problem with my 3rd report. first 2 reports are giving results when I have selected the days from dropdown, 3rd report only showing 'Search is waiting for input' but not giving any records.

Regards

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New Member

Where you mentioned the value of "$FIELD$" on third query..?

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Communicator

Hi,

Thank you for your response,

$FIELD$ ; its not actually a token; to calculate the grand total I used that with 'foreach' command

Regards

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Motivator

try using &#36; instead of $ around the $FIELD$

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Communicator

Hi, can you explain me how & # 36 ; will work

Thank you

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Motivator

it's the HTML special character code to replace the $. Right now though it thinks your $FIELD$ is an input it needs to wait for. By using &#36; you force the parsing to occur before it identifies it as an input.

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Communicator

Hi,

I didnt understand where to use and how to use & # 36 ;

But thank you so much now I understand where the issue is and I changed my 3rd query little bit. removed foreach command.

|inputlookup AADaily.csv |eval _time=strptime(Starttime,"%m/%d/%Y %H:%M:%S.%3N")|eval StartDay = strftime(time,"%d")|where StartDay>=$StartDay1$ AND StartDay<=$StartDay2$|where Cluster="N" OR Cluster!="ST" |eval appstatus = Cluster . ":" . Status | chart count over host by appstatus| appendcols [ |inputlookup _AADaily.csv |where Cluster="S" OR Cluster!="ST" | eval appstatus = Cluster . ":" . Status | chart count over host by appstatus] |addtotals fieldname=NTotal N|addtotals fieldname=S_Total S| addtotals fieldname=GrandTotal Total| addcoltotals labelfield=host label=Total|table host N:* NTotal S:* STotal GrandTotal

Thank you

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