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How to create a single dashboard that will change the search for each panel based on a dropdown input option?

Engager

I have created 3 dashboards which displays performance metrics and client usage of the api. All 3 dashboards have the same set of panels and all the searches used in panel are the same except that the api name is different.
So I am trying to find out if there is a way to have a single dashboard and change only the api name in the search for each panel using a dropdown input.

for example :
api1
api2
api3

index=* SERVICE=  ..

So the dashboard will refresh and get results of each api every time I submit or select the different api.

Please help by redirecting me to any example or steps to create the above dashboard.

Thank you

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Engager

Thank you for the response @adonio & @JDukeSplunk. I was able to get the desired results by doing some trial and error.

First I searched for app names of the APIs using the query index=(index_name) (service*) | dedup Service | table Service.
After I got the app name for all 3 APIs

Second
In my dashboard test input dropdown option I did the following.

I set the token name as api_name. In all dashboard panel's query I made it index=(index_name) $api_name$ ...."

In static option of drop down I set
Name : values of 3 APIs
ex: {api-name}: {api-name-app}

And In Dynamic options
I put the query mentioned above in search string. Set the time for 60 minutes.
kept Field name and value as Service

It works as I expected. The panels refresh and publish the selected APIs metrics when selected from the dropdown.

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Engager

Thank you for the response @adonio & @JDukeSplunk. I was able to get the desired results by doing some trial and error.

First I searched for app names of the APIs using the query index=(index_name) (service*) | dedup Service | table Service.
After I got the app name for all 3 APIs

Second
In my dashboard test input dropdown option I did the following.

I set the token name as api_name. In all dashboard panel's query I made it index=(index_name) $api_name$ ...."

In static option of drop down I set
Name : values of 3 APIs
ex: {api-name}: {api-name-app}

And In Dynamic options
I put the query mentioned above in search string. Set the time for 60 minutes.
kept Field name and value as Service

It works as I expected. The panels refresh and publish the selected APIs metrics when selected from the dropdown.

View solution in original post

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

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Builder

Ill post some sample code from a dashboard does this.

Here are the "filters" at the top. You can either add static entries to these, or use searched to populate them.

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Now some code for what they look like

This is the code for the "Host Groups" token. It auto-populates based on a search. This then fills the $hostgroup$ token in any of the search panels in the dashboard.

  <input type="multiselect" searchWhenChanged="false" token="hostgroup">
      <label>Host Groups</label>
      <search>
        <query>index=application  sourcetype="apollo:prod:pegarules" |eval  host=upper(host) |top host limit=100 showcount=false showperc=false |sort + host</query>
        <earliest>-15m</earliest>
        <latest>now</latest>
      </search>
      <fieldForLabel>host</fieldForLabel>
      <fieldForValue>host</fieldForValue>
      <choice value="ttapp* OR host=amusttnup80*">All</choice>
      <choice value="TTAPPPEGAAG*">Agent Servers</choice>
      <choice value="TTAPPPEGAWEB*">Web Servers</choice>
      <choice value="TTAPPPEGACC*">Call Center Servers</choice>
      <choice value="amusttnup80003 OR host=amusttnup80004">NextGen Call Center</choice>
      <choice value="TTAPPPEGAAPP* OR host=TTAPPPEGAWEB*">Portal (Web and App)</choice>
      <choice value="amusttnup80005 OR host=amusttnup80006 OR host=amusttnup8007 OR host=amusttnup80007 OR host=amusttnup80008">NextGen Portal</choice>
      <choice value="TTAPPPEGAAPP*">APP Servers</choice>
      <choice value="TTAPPPEGAADM*">Admin Servers</choice>
      <prefix>(</prefix>
      <suffix>)</suffix>
      <delimiter> OR </delimiter>
      <valuePrefix>host=</valuePrefix>
      <default>TTAPPPEGACC*</default>
      <initialValue>TTAPPPEGACC*</initialValue>
    </input>

Sample search.

<panel>
      <title>Pega Exceptions</title>
      <chart>
        <search>
          <query>index=application $hostgroup$ $keyword$ (sourcetype=apollo:prod:pegarules) (pegarules_loglevel=ERROR OR pegarules_loglevel=SEVERE OR pegarules_loglevel=FATAL)|fields  _raw,pegarules_loglevel  |rex max_match=1 field=_raw "\.(?<type>[^\.\:]\w+(Exception|Error))(\:|\s|\;)" |search $pegaexcp$ |eval hours=strftime(_time, "%H") |where $exclude$  |timechart $timechart$ limit=30 usenull=f useother=f count by type</query>
          <earliest>$timespan.earliest$</earliest>
          <latest>$timespan.latest$</latest>
        </search>
        <option name="charting.axisLabelsX.majorLabelStyle.overflowMode">ellipsisNone</option>
        <option name="charting.axisLabelsX.majorLabelStyle.rotation">-90</option>
        <option name="charting.axisTitleX.visibility">visible</option>
        <option name="charting.axisTitleY.visibility">visible</option>
        <option name="charting.axisTitleY2.visibility">visible</option>
        <option name="charting.axisX.scale">linear</option>
        <option name="charting.axisY.scale">linear</option>
        <option name="charting.axisY2.enabled">0</option>
        <option name="charting.axisY2.scale">inherit</option>
        <option name="charting.chart">column</option>
        <option name="charting.chart.bubbleMaximumSize">50</option>
        <option name="charting.chart.bubbleMinimumSize">10</option>
        <option name="charting.chart.bubbleSizeBy">area</option>
        <option name="charting.chart.nullValueMode">gaps</option>
        <option name="charting.chart.showDataLabels">all</option>
        <option name="charting.chart.sliceCollapsingThreshold">0.01</option>
        <option name="charting.chart.stackMode">stacked</option>
        <option name="charting.chart.style">shiny</option>
        <option name="charting.drilldown">all</option>
        <option name="charting.layout.splitSeries">0</option>
        <option name="charting.layout.splitSeries.allowIndependentYRanges">0</option>
        <option name="charting.legend.labelStyle.overflowMode">ellipsisMiddle</option>
        <option name="charting.legend.placement">bottom</option>
        <option name="charting.axisTitleX.text">Time</option>
        <option name="height">600</option>
      </chart>
    </panel>

SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

hi jxt950,
you can create a form input and a token for your api, than pick the api you want and the dashboard will populate
some nice examples here: https://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Splunk/6.5.2/Viz/Buildandeditforms

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