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Improving Your Splunk Skills

By : James D. Miller, Paul R. Johnson, Josh Diakun, Derek Mock
Book Image

Improving Your Splunk Skills

By: James D. Miller, Paul R. Johnson, Josh Diakun, Derek Mock

Overview of this book

Splunk makes it easy for you to take control of your data and drive your business with the cutting edge of operational intelligence and business analytics. Through this Learning Path, you'll implement new services and utilize them to quickly and efficiently process machine-generated big data. You'll begin with an introduction to the new features, improvements, and offerings of Splunk 7. You'll learn to efficiently use wildcards and modify your search to make it faster. You'll learn how to enhance your applications by using XML dashboards and configuring and extending Splunk. You'll also find step-by-step demonstrations that'll walk you through building an operational intelligence application. As you progress, you'll explore data models and pivots to extend your intelligence capabilities. By the end of this Learning Path, you'll have the skills and confidence to implement various Splunk services in your projects. This Learning Path includes content from the following Packt products: Implementing Splunk 7 - Third Edition by James Miller Splunk Operational Intelligence Cookbook - Third Edition by Paul R Johnson, Josh Diakun, et al
Table of Contents (21 chapters)
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Converting the panel to a report

You may want to convert your dashboard panel (that is powered by an inline search) to a Splunk report, so that it can have some of the advantages that report-based panels have over inline-search-powered panels, such as faster loading times due to report acceleration.

In the following screenshot, I have clicked on Convert to Report and added a Report Title and Description on the Convert to Report dialog:

Now our dashboard panel is based on a Splunk report:

Did you notice how our magnifying icon has changed? It is no longer the Search Report icon. Let's click on it:

We see Prior Year Forecasting Events (which is what we named the report) and get a confirmation:

Of course, as you can see, Splunk allows us more options for our dashboard panel, such as: View, Open in Search, Clone (back) to an Inline Search, Select a New Report, and Use Report...