When you create a search, you have several options to choose from to save the search. In the Search app, the choices are listed under the Save As drop-down.
|Save as option||Description||More information|
|Report||When you create a search that you would like to run again, you can save the search as a report.||See Create and edit reports in the Reporting Manual.|
|Dashboard panel||You can also save a search as a dashboard panel. Dashboards can have one or more panels which can show search results in tables or in graphical visualizations.||See Getting started in the Dashboards and Visualizations manual.|
|Alert||Some searches provide timely information that you want to be notified about. You can save a search as an alert. An alert is an action that a saved search triggers, based on the results of the search. The action might be to send an email or run a script.||See About alerts in the Alerting Manual.|
|Event type||You can save a search as an event type. Event types are a categorization system to help you make sense of your data. Event types let you sift through huge amounts of data, find similar patterns, and create alerts and reports.||See About event types in the Knowledge Manager Manual.|
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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Enterprise: 6.2.0, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.2.3, 6.2.4, 6.2.5, 6.2.6, 6.2.7, 6.2.8, 6.2.9, 6.2.10, 6.2.11, 6.2.12, 6.2.13, 6.3.0, 6.3.1, 6.3.2, 6.3.3, 6.3.4, 6.3.5, 6.3.6, 6.3.7, 6.3.8, 6.3.9, 6.3.10, 6.3.11, 6.3.12, 6.4.0, 6.4.1, 6.4.2, 6.4.3, 6.4.4, 6.4.5, 6.4.6, 6.4.7, 6.4.8, 6.4.9, 6.5.0, 6.5.1, 6.5.1612 (Splunk Cloud only), 6.5.2, 6.5.3, 6.5.4, 6.5.5, 6.5.6, 6.6.0, 6.6.1, 6.6.2, 6.6.3, 6.6.4, 7.0.0, 7.0.1