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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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Creating a custom drilldown

A drilldown is a query built using values from a previous query. The ConvertToDrilldownSearch module will build a query automatically from the table or graph that it is nested inside. Unfortunately, this works well only when the query is fairly simple and when you want to see raw events. To build a custom drilldown, we will combine intentions and the nested nature of modules.

Building a drilldown to a custom query

Looking back at our chart in the Reusing a query section, let's build a custom drilldown that shows the top instances of another field when it is clicked on.

Here is an example dashboard that draws a chart and then runs a custom query when clicked on:

<view template="dashboard...