Dashboards & Visualizations

Why does the print dialog launches unexpectedly after printing?

New Member

I am a newbie to Splunk, and am doing maintenance on some legacy code and I noticed that whenever I refresh the dashboard after having printed, the print dialog will re-launch unexpectedly.

The code for printing hooks the dashboard click event for the Splunk print icon:

    $("#dashboard").on("click", "#print", function(e){

Then the click-event code creates a window, populates it with the contents that will be printed, and then launches the print dialog:

                    var win = window.open("", "_blank");

                    //create css element
                    var css = document.createElement("STYLE");
                    css.appendChild(document.createTextNode('th{background-color:#e6e6e6;} tr:nth-child(odd){background-color:#d5e2e9;} td{border: 1px solid #e8eef4;padding: 5px;}'));

                    //create table and 

So the question is "why does the print dialog get relaunched?. Is there an issue with tokens? Note that the click event code is not re-entered for this scenario. The print dialog (which becomes a new tab) is recreated, but not by the code.

I hope you can help.

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New Member

The version of Splunk used is 6.5.2.

Additionally, the dialog is re-displayed without entering the code that launches it. In other words, the dashboard "print" click is not fired.

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@davefarmersplunk, which version of Splunk are you using? Under the Dashboard Export option, you should also have a built in option to Print the dashboard without having to depend on custom JavaScript.

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