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Overview of the beta glass table editor in ITSI

When you install or upgrade to Splunk IT Service Intelligence (ITSI) version 4.2.x or later, you have the opportunity to explore the beta version of the new glass table editor. Future versions of the glass table editor might expand on existing features and be built on this new framework. The purpose of the beta editor is to gather feedback on the new editing experience in order to improve the future experience of building, editing, and customizing glass tables.

A benefit of the beta editor is that you can directly edit the source definition of the glass table. The editor has four main components:

Component Description
Data sources Defines the data that powers each visualization
Visualizations Charts, graphs, shapes, icons, and images.
Layout Canvas size, background color or image, and the positioning of visualizations on the canvas.
Inputs Dropdown menus and text input menus.

Upgrade an existing glass table to the beta framework

When you upgrade a classic glass table to the beta version, ITSI creates a clone of the original glass table. You will not lose the original version when you upgrade it.

  1. Click Glass Tables from the ITSI main menu.
  2. Find the glass table you want to upgrade and click Upgrade in the Actions column.
  3. Provide a title and optional description. Don't include any special characters in the title.
  4. Click Upgrade. ITSI clones the original glass table into the beta framework. The Version column for the new glass table says "beta".
  5. Click Edit on the beta glass table to start editing in the new framework.

Create a new beta glass table

If you don't want to clone one of your existing glass tables, you can create a beta glass table from scratch.

  1. Click Glass Tables from the ITSI main menu.
  2. Click Create Glass Table
  3. Provide a title and optional description. Don't include any special characters in the title.
  4. Click Beta to create the glass table in the new framework.
  5. Click Create. ITSI creates the new glass table with "beta" in the Version column.
  6. Click Edit on the beta glass table to start editing in the new framework.

You can also install the Content Pack for Example Glass Tables to get preconfigured beta glass tables directly into your ITSI environment. For more information, see About the Content Pack for Example Glass Tables.

Provide feedback on the beta editor

To provide feedback on the beta editor, send an email to ITSI-Beta-GT-Feedback@splunk.com with the following information:

  1. Your name
  2. Your email
  3. The company you're associated with
  4. Anything you would like to see added, removed, or changed within the new glass table editor

To provide feedback on the glass table documentation, provide a comment in the Was this topic useful? section at the bottom of any documentation page.

Glass table storage

Beta glass table content is stored in the KV store. The glass table definitions are stored in the itsi_pages collection. Files added to glass tables, such as images, are stored in the sa-itoa_files collection. Visualizations, images, and other items that you add to a glass table are all stored in this collection.

Keyboard shortcuts

The following table lists the keyboard shortcuts that you can use in the beta glass table editor.

Function Mac shortcut Windows shortcut
Undo a change Command + Z Ctrl + Z
Redo a change Command + Shift + Z Ctrl + Y
Duplicate an object Select the object and press Command + D Select an object and press Ctrl + C, then press Ctrl + V to paste it.
Select an object Press Tab until the correct visualization is highlighted. Press Return to select it. Press Tab until the correct visualization is highlighted. Press Enter to select it.
Select multiple objects Hold Command and use arrow keys to highlight multiple visualizations. Press Return to select them. Hold Ctrl and use arrow keys to highlight multiple visualizations. Press Enter to select them.
Cancel object selection Esc Esc
Change the size of an object Select one or more visualizations and hold the Option key while using the arrow keys to change the size. Select one or more visualizations and hold the Alt key while using the arrow keys to change the size.
Move an object 1 pixel Select an object and hold down Shift while using the arrow keys to move. Select an object and hold down Shift while using the arrow keys to move.
Move an object 10 pixels at once Select an object and use the arrow keys to move it 10 pixels in the desired direction. Select an object and use the arrow keys to move it 10 pixels in the desired direction.
Copy an object Command + C Ctrl + C
Paste an object Command + V Ctrl + V
Delete an object Select an object and press Delete. Select an object and press Delete.
Last modified on 12 October, 2020
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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® IT Service Intelligence: 4.5.0 Cloud only, 4.5.1 Cloud only, 4.6.0 Cloud only, 4.6.1 Cloud only, 4.6.2 Cloud only


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