Splunk Search

How to display the search time range and description in a PDF report?

Champion

Hi,
As I am generating PDF reports, I want the description and the time range used for the search that generated the data to display on the PDF. How do I do this?

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SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

You can add a single value panel as mentioned below to get the search timeline.

<dashboard>
  <label>ShowSearchDate</label>
  <description/>
  <row>
    <panel>
      <single>
        <searchString>|gentimes start=-1 | addinfo | convert ctime(*) | eval reportDate=info_min_time." to ".info_max_time | table reportDate</searchString>
        <earliestTime>-60m@m</earliestTime>
        <latestTime>now</latestTime>
        <option name="drilldown">none</option>
        <option name="beforeLabel">Report Date:</option>
        <option name="linkView">search</option>
        <option name="afterLabel">.</option>
      </single>
    </panel>
  </row>
  <row>
    <panel>
      <chart>
        <title>Internal Sourcetype Distribution Report</title>
        <searchString>index=_internal | stats count by sourcetype</searchString>
        <earliestTime>-60m@m</earliestTime>
        <latestTime>now</latestTime>
      </chart>
    </panel>
  </row>
</dashboard>

Path Finder

The above is mentioned for dashboard , what if I want to print time range in report.

Builder

Agreed. A solution for a report would be ideal.

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Explorer

Can anyone help mention the solution? Like how to display the time-range for which the search was run on a PDF report.
Thanks.

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Path Finder

I have the same question, @ppablo_splunk, @thambisetty, do you guys have an answer to this?
Thanks!

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Community Manager
Community Manager

Hey @ateterine

Unfortunately I don't know how to do this, but I edited the title and clarified the content so hopefully some PDF reporting experts will be more inclined to chime in 🙂

Patrick

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Champion

I want to display the time range used for the search that generated the data and description also on the PDF

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If this helps, give a like below.
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Community Manager
Community Manager

Hi @thambisetty

Do you want to display the time range used for the search that generated the data on the PDF? or the time it took to actually generate the PDF itself?

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