Dashboards & Visualizations

Why does my time picker $earliest_time$ export as "Invalid earliest_time" on a PDF report?

jofermin
Explorer

I'm using an API call to export dashboards. However, when I have a time token/time picker, $earliest_time$, then it outputs "Invalid earlist_time" on the pdf.

Here's the basic curl command I'm using:
curl -u admin:{{password}} -k 'https://localhost:8089/services/pdfgen/render?input-dashboard={{your_dashboard}}&namespace={{your_namespace}}&paper-size=a4-landscape' >> test.pdf

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skoelpin
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

I had this same issue and solved it by making my dashboards compatible with relative time. If you're still facing this issue, I can post the code to make it relative time compatible

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iamlucky92
Observer

Hi @skoelpin can you please advise how to proceed , i am also stuck with same.

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niketnilay
Legend

@jofermin,

I dont think the issue is with curl. This is an existing limitation of PDF generation for dashboard. You can not generate PDF for forms, and if you are trying to pass on a token, then it means you are using form.

Refer to documentation: http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/latest/Viz/DashboardPDFs#Limitations_to_PDF_generation

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niketnilay
Legend

@jofermin, please let me know if this addresses your concern, so that I can convert to answer for you to accept and mark as answered.

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DalJeanis
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Haven't looked into that curl call syntax, but it's complainin about having no value for a token, so I'd try adding the token value into the call sequence - > &earliest_time='whateverdate/time'

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jofermin
Explorer

Yeah, I've been trying to add a "-1min" everywhere, but neither &earliest=1min or &token.earliest=-1min works

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DalJeanis
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

1) Try these formats to verify whether it can work at all
&earliest="05/18/2017:00:00:00"
&token.earliest="05/18/2017:00:00:00"

2) if they work, then try "-1m"

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