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How to create a menu item in the search app ?

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Hi, I am trying to create an arborescence of saved search but I have some problems. I would like to have something like that :

Windows
  Severity/criticality
  --1
    --security
    --...
  --2
    --security
    --...
  --n
    --security
    --...
  Logon fails
  ...

Linux
  same

Cisco
  same

But I saw that in Search application it's impossible to have more than 2 levels of sub-menu in the 'Search & Reports' ( http://answers.splunk.com/questions/5311/multi-level-nav-menu-wont-open ) So I tried to add a new menu item in the bottom of the file SPLUNK/etc/apps/search/default/data/ui/nav/default.xml , but it doesn't appear too.

Is it possible to add a menu item or do something else to classify the saved search ?

Thank for your help and sorry for the possible english mistakes 😃

EDIT : Here's my default.xml

<nav>
  <view name="dashboard" default='true' />
  <view name="flashtimeline" />
  <collection label="Status">
    <collection label="Search activity">
      <view name="search_status" />
      <view name="search_detail_activity" />
      <view name="search_user_activity" />
      <view name="search_ui_activity" />
    </collection>
    <collection label="Index activity">
      <view name="index_status" />
      <view name="index_status_health" />
      <view name="indexing_volume" />
    </collection>
    <collection label="Server activity">
      <view name="splunkd_status" />
      <view name="splunkweb_status" />
    </collection>
    <view name="inputs_status" />
    <collection label="Scheduler activity">
      <view name="scheduler_status" />
      <view name="scheduler_user_app" />
      <view name="scheduler_savedsearch" />
      <view name="scheduler_status_errors" />
      <view name="pdf_activity" />
    </collection>
  </collection>
  <collection label="Views">
    <view name="charting" />
    <divider />
    <view source="unclassified" />
    <divider />
    <a href="https://answers.splunk.commanager/search/data/ui/views">Manage Views</a>        
  </collection>
  <collection label="Searches &amp; Reports">
    <collection label="Errors">
      <saved source="unclassified" match="error" />
    </collection>
    <collection label="Admin">
      <saved source="unclassified" match="Admin" />
    </collection>
    <collection label="Inputs">
      <saved source="unclassified" match="Inputs" />
    </collection>
    <divider />
    <a href="https://answers.splunk.commanager/search/saved/searches">Manage Searches &amp; Reports</a>        
  </collection>

  <collection label="Windows Criticality">
    <collection label="Info">
      <saved source="unclassified" match="WCrit0" />
    </collection>
  </collection>

</nav>
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Re: How to create a menu item in the search app ?

Motivator

Please post your default.xml so we can take a look at it.

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Re: How to create a menu item in the search app ?

Motivator

Your default.xml looks correct to me. Did you restart splunk after changing the file?

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Re: How to create a menu item in the search app ?

Communicator

Question what permissions does your saved search have and what app is that saved search associated with?

Travis.

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Re: How to create a menu item in the search app ?

New Member

I'm stupid, I have just seen that I have deleted, I don't know when, my 'WCrit0' saved searches ... So I have created a new one and it works fine.

Sorry for your wasted time =/

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