Dashboards & Visualizations

console.log does not output - script breaks

Communicator

Hi,

I have a reference dashboard script which is normally working. If I add console.log(); lines and _bump splunk, I expect to see output in chrome's console ( F12 ).

But I don't. Am I doing something wrong?

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Communicator

If written in the correct space, dashboard scripts do support console.log() calls, so if they aren't working, then either:

  • Your call to console.log() is in an invalid point in code, or
  • Your script is broken because of some other syntax error. Suggest checking the syntax with an IDE that will flag, for example, missing commas. vscode does this by default.

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Communicator

If written in the correct space, dashboard scripts do support console.log() calls, so if they aren't working, then either:

  • Your call to console.log() is in an invalid point in code, or
  • Your script is broken because of some other syntax error. Suggest checking the syntax with an IDE that will flag, for example, missing commas. vscode does this by default.

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Contributor

Can we see some more of your script? I can't hink of a reason why console.log would not be working in this context.

Communicator

@lquinn you're right, console.log()works in any legal context - the problem for me in this case was that the script which was working, silently began failing. Is there a way to debug/validate a dashboard script to find errors?

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Communicator

For future readers with my issue: I suggest opening your script in an IDE that will validate your JS. I used vscode to quickly find a missing ,, and my script began behaving again.

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