Splunk Search
Highlighted

Call different saved searches based upon a pulldown menu in dashboard

Explorer

I have a dashboard with pulldown menu and I want to call different saved searches depending upon the selection.
Is there a way
1. to pass parameters to a saved search
Or
2. Have an if else condition in the dashboard xml to call 2 different saved searches based on the selection

Tags (3)
Highlighted

Re: Call different saved searches based upon a pulldown menu in dashboard

SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

It sounds like you don't simply want each option in the Pulldown to run its own distinct saved-search, but rather something where options 1-10 trigger savedsearch X, and 11-20 trigger savedsearch Y. Can you confirm? Either way it is possible but the answers would be quite different.

0 Karma
Highlighted

Re: Call different saved searches based upon a pulldown menu in dashboard

Explorer

This is my scenario.. Pulldown will have span like 5mins, 1 hr etc.
Depending upon the span selected, I need to trigger a saved search with span 5 mins or 1 hr. The saved search remains the same except for the span selected.

Please let me know how I can do that.
Thanks in advance!

0 Karma
Highlighted

Re: Call different saved searches based upon a pulldown menu in dashboard

Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

There are multiple ways to do this. You can pass a parameter across to the saved search or you can use an eval based macro which switches out the time range based on the selected options.

0 Karma
Highlighted

Re: Call different saved searches based upon a pulldown menu in dashboard

Explorer

Can you please give an example of passing parameter to the saved search

0 Karma
Highlighted

Re: Call different saved searches based upon a pulldown menu in dashboard

SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

I'm sorry gpanicker - can you describe a little more? Do you mean that your Pulldown will have precisely two entries, one that is a 5min span, and one a 1hr span? In which case each Pulldown option maps to one specific savedsearch? Also do you just need to run the savedsearches then and there, or do you want to potentially access the search results run previously by the savedsearch scheduler?

0 Karma
Highlighted

Re: Call different saved searches based upon a pulldown menu in dashboard

Motivator

You can go into Manager -> User Interface -> Views and create a view which will appear in the views menu in search. You can put your search in the view, then have the view have a pulldown menu that goes to a default time or lets you pick a time. But you have to work in xml to do this. There is some splunk documentation on using a view.

0 Karma
Highlighted

Re: Call different saved searches based upon a pulldown menu in dashboard

Builder

what you want is a Switcher Module, you can find the instructions and sample code if you install the app Splunk Dashboards Examples

http://splunk-base.splunk.com/apps/64805/splunk-dashboard-examples

Then, you can start by taking a look at the view called "switcher1"

0 Karma
Highlighted

Re: Call different saved searches based upon a pulldown menu in dashboard

SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

Switcher is a good tool to solve this problem, but Switcher is a Sideview module, part of Sideview Utils, and it is not a Splunk module. The Dashboard Examples app deals only with core Splunk modules. What you want instead is the Sideview Utils app, and to get Switcher you'll have to get the latest version which is only available from the Sideview website. http://sideviewapps.com/apps/sideview-utils

0 Karma