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Why is my "hello, world!" program not running after following instructions on http://dev.splunk.com/view/SP-CAAAERB?


I see the http://dev.splunk.com/view/SP-CAAAERB and already created a file path, but why is my "hello, world!" program not running?

C:\Program Files\Splunk\etc\apps\your_app_name\django\your_app_name\static\your_app_name\demoview.js
C:\Program Files\Splunk\etc\apps\your_app_name\django\your_app_name\templates\demoview.html

how can i do?


Hi shaoyongyang

Enter manually this URL:


to find your "hello, world!" program

tell me if it satisfy you

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I followed same example, and was able to load the page successfully. I have created/modified following artifacts:

  1. demoview.js : No changes. Copied as it is from the example tutorial
  2. demoview.html : No Changes. Copied as it is from the example tutorial
  3. demoview.py : added as per "http://dev.splunk.com/view/SP-CAAAERA" tutorial. Please Note: update "your_app_name/demoview" with appropriate app name
  4. urls.py : Added entry url(r'^demoview/$', 'your_app_name.views.demoview', name='demoview'),
  5. views.py : @render_to('your_app_name:demoview.html') @login_required def demoview(request): return{ "message": "Hello World from your_app_name!", "app_name": "your_app_name", }

urls.py and views.py are present at : Splunk\etc\apps\your_app_name\django\your_app_name


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What are you talking about python? Where did you find python files or snippets in the tutorial? Maybe I use incorrect URL of tutorial. Actually my question is: what I'm doing wrong?
My steps:

1) Created Application "customviewtutorial"
2) created dashboard with the following source code:

Custom View

  <div id="mycustomview"></div>

3) Created folders appserver/static under the $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/apps/customviewtutorial path.

4) Created customview.js file under $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/apps/customviewtutorial/appserver/static folder with the following source code:

/* customview.js */

], function(DemoView) {

    // Create a custom view
    var customView = new DemoView({
        id: "mycustomview",
        el: $("#mycustomview")


5) Created demoview.js file under $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/apps/customviewtutorial/appserver/static folder with the following source code:

/* demoview.js */
define(function(require, exports, module){
    // Base class for custom views
    var SimpleSplunkView = require('splunkjs/mvc/simplesplunkview');
    // Define the custom view class
    var DemoView = SimpleSplunkView.extend({
        className: "demoview",
        // Override the render function to make the view do something
        // In this example: print to the page and to the console
        render: function() {
            // Print to the page
            this.$el.html("Hello, world!");
            // Print to the console
            console.log("Hello, world!");
            return this;
    return DemoView;

6) Restarted Splunk Instance
7) Trying to call http://localhost:8000/en-GB/app/customviewtutorial/custom_view but noting is hapened. My dashboard is empty.

Maybe my instance doesn't support javascript? How can I test it?
Help me please

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