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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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Autorun dashboard

One more important option for your dashboards is the Autorun setting. Prior versions of Splunk included a checkbox on the edit dashboard page, as is seen in the following screenshot:

In version 7.0 and newer, Autorun is set within the dashboard source. When you add fields to submit values (for the search string in a panel, as we did in our example), the Autorun setting indicates whether the search in the panels of your dashboard should be run upon loading the page. The default is false. This means that the dashboard will load and wait for the user to enter or select a value and click on Submit. Suppose, you'd rather load your dashboard and show data right away using some default or standard value. To do that, we can modify our XML like this:

<fieldset autoRun="true"> 
  <input type="text" token="myyear">&lt...