Knowledge Management

Is it possible to launch a browser window from a table using a URL stored in a field?


I have a search that will generate one or more fields that contain a URL. Is it possible to click on the URL and have it open a browser rather than populating the search window with the URL?


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One dodgy quirk to get this behaviour can be realised if you define a "workflow" and pass it the URL.

You have to cut off the protocol and insert that statically into the workflow otherwise splunk will prepend it's own url to yours which is not what you want.

In the example "host" is the field that contains the url

Definition of a workflow

The context menu of an event will have an entry defined by the workflow. You can configure the workflow to only show in events that have the URL field defined. Context menu entry created by the workflow

Cheers Chris

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Splunk Employee

To avoid Splunk prepending it's url before yours, type $!url$. This defeats escaping and will open your url just fine.

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Hey Leo, i have a field permalink and in the workflow action i use method get and use the value $!permalink$ but it still tries to use it as a relative url... 😞

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