Before we dig into the modules provided, let's look at the structure of XML itself and cover a couple of concepts.
The tag structure of an advanced XML document is essentially as follows:
view module param ... module ...
The main concept of Splunk's XML structure is that the effects of the upper modules flow downstream to the child modules.
This is a vital concept to understand. The XML structure has almost nothing to do with layout and everything to do with the flow of data.
Let's look at the following simple example:
<view template="dashboard.html"> <label>Chapter 9, Example 1</label> <module name="HiddenSearch" layoutPanel="panel_row1_col1" autoRun="True"> <param name="earliest">-99d</param> <param name="search">error | top...