It gives me a nice table showing the number of successful downloads "today" compared to "yesterday" at the time the search is run. This way I can see if these particular downloads are tracking correctly.
If I configure this search as a dashboard it seems to hard code the earliest and latest within the code and it only every displays me the result for "Today"
I saved this as a dashboard so I could pull the code out for another app I am writing and the logic was as follows:
The search is two searches joined together using append, both with their own time ranges, also the search works when it is run from the search app and when it is run from its own dashboard. If I copy the dashboard code out and into another dashboard then I only see results for "today".