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How to accommodate dashboard in a screen? Is there a way to automatically adjust the chart display properties according to screen size?

sk002873
New Member

I have developed few dashboards having multiple reports (Couple of pie charts ,and 2 trend line report) are part of dashboard. I am facing problem to accommodate the dashboard in a single screen, so that all charts are visible at a glance (I am using standard desktop and 17 inch monitor). Currently I need to scroll up or down to see the charts. The scrolling required is more when I open same report on my Laptop.

I am looking for the way / inputs to avoid the scrolling. Also is there way to adjust to dashboard / chart properties automatically to ensure the consistency in the visibility of the dashboards and dashboards are visible at a glance.

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Drainy
Champion

Without getting too deep into how to write different bits of CSS, you can make improvements to what you're describing by changing some of the CSS for your dashboards;

http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/5.0.3/AdvancedDev/UseCSS

That said, be careful as it will impact all other dashboards in that app.

Usually the best way to get all you need to see onto one dashboard is to really focus on the design. Make sure you only keep the data you need on there and hide the rest in another dashboard or as a drilldown. Use single values or HTML modules where you can (sideview utils can really help here.) Finally, if it really is so big you need to scroll then it probably needs to be on two dashboards. For a NOC or Ops team, use firefox with a tab switcher on timer or build a dashboard with an iframe and change the contents on a time rotation.

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sk002873
New Member

Thank you very much again Drainy, with lot of efforts we could accommodate two pie chart and one trend line (with different options to view the trend line). Looking at the dashboard requirements from customer, there looks to be constraints in splunk, still would like to know if any alternate option available so that multiple charts / reports can be combined to produce useful dashboards for business.

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Chinmai
Explorer

hello,

I am also displaying my dashboard panels in a big screen, i have used slide show for this, but in slide show view it is showing dashboard title and logo, i want to display only dashboard panels in the big screen(not even dashboard title and filters). How can i do this in the big screen? Do you have any idea?

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niketn
Legend

@Chinmai... Your issue seems to be different than the question here. But have you tried either of the following in your form?

hideChrome="true"
hideSplunkBar="true"
hideAppBar="true"
hideTitle="true"
hideEdit="true"
hideFooter="true"

Filters can be hidden only if you are using 6.5 onwards, or else you need to create a similar dashboard with default form values for various filters only for displaying on big screens.

hideFilters="true"

Refer to the documentation for Simple XML reference: http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/latest/Viz/PanelreferenceforSimplifiedXML#dashboard

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Drainy
Champion

So what I tend to do with these is try to fit as many as a can into the same panel, use grouping to move them around here. That saves a tiny amount but makes an impact if you only need to save a little. Otherwise you need to ask which charts are important. Perhaps to could output a series of metrics in singlevalue/HTML format. A good example is showing the delta, % increase/decrease, avg, previous weeks values all in text instead of charts.

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sk002873
New Member

Drainy, Thank you very much for quick response and your suggestions, I have taken care of points you have mentioned, Just selected the part of report, which is important. In dashboard I am just showing the charts(graphs), rest of the details are available after drilldown. Currently there are only 2 pie charts and one trend line and I think those should get accommodated in the screen, The idea is end user should get the complete visibility at a glance. With scrollbar currently I am not able to achieve that

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