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Splunk 6 REST API - Delete Custom Dashboards

Engager

Hi,

In our application, we are using the REST API to create / delete custom dashboards in splunk.

For delete, we use the following.

/servicesNS/usrname/appname/data/ui/views/customdashboardname

with HTTP DELETE. This was working smoothly with splunk 5.

We recently upgraded to splunk 6 and when we used the same command to delete a custom dashboard we get the following error

CODE=404
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<response>
  <messages>
    <msg type="ERROR">In handler 'views': Cannot find entity with name="d"</msg>
  </messages>
</response>

where 'd' is the name of the custom dashboard.

What has changed in splunk 6 with respect to this? I have tried and have not found any documentation regarding this.

Thanks and Regards.

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Re: Splunk 6 REST API - Delete Custom Dashboards

SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

A good idea will be to check if the Owner of the view is showing as 'usrname' in Splunk.

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Re: Splunk 6 REST API - Delete Custom Dashboards

This may happen in the cases of shared resources.
Make sure the user for your sessionKey have write access over your application
and use username for private custom dashboards and "nobody" for share deshboards
ie,
/servicesNS/usrname/appname/data/ui/views/customdashboardname - For privates Dsahboards
/servicesNS/nobody/appname/data/ui/views/customdashboardname - For shared Dashboards

Good Luck