I am having trouble getting my form search to bring back anything. The xml is accepted by splunk but the search won't bring back anything. It always says 0. here is the xml code...
<form> <label>My Search Engine</label> <searchTemplate>"$SearchHere$" | head 250</searchTemplate> <earliestTime>-30d</earliestTime> <latestTime>-0d</latestTime> <html> Enter a sourcetype in the field below and this view will pull back the most recent 100 events from the metrics log concerning that sourcetype. </html> <fieldset> <input type="text" token="username"> <label>Enter a user name</label> <default>Last 24 Hours</default> </input> </fieldset> <row> <chart> <title>User logins</title> <option name="charting.chart">pie</option> </chart> <event> <title>Matching events</title> <fields>_raw</fields> <option name="count">250</option> </event> </row> </form>
Hmm. You example looks like you tried 5 different things and none of it is consistent. Here are some things to fix up:
<chart>without using a
timechartcommand in your search.
$SearchHere$which you aren't actually setting up as an input anywhere.
I second hiddenkirby's suggestion to checkout the ui-examples app.
Another approach could be to build a few dashboards using splunk's dashboard building wizard and review the XML it generates for you. This is not a bad way to get started. If you haven't walked though the forms how intro in the docs, that's another good place to start:
What happens when you remove the doublequotes in your searchTemplate?
What happens if you add a specific index?
index="myindex" username=$username$ | head 250
Downlaod ui-examples app from splunkbase and install it.
Look at the simplified xml -> inverted flow example.