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Creating dashboards and dashboard panels

This topic walks you through saving a search as a dashboard panel and editing the panel to add panels from saved reports.

Save a search as a dashboard panel

1. Run the following search:

sourcetype=access_* status=200 action=purchase | top categoryId

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2. Click the Visualization tab and select the Pie chart type.

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3. In the Search view, click Save as and select Dashboard Panel.

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The Save as Dashboard Panel dialog box opens.

4. Define a new dashboard and dashboard panel.

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4.1. For Dashboard, click New.

4.2. Enter the Dashboard Title, "Buttercup Games Purchases", The Dashboard ID updates with "Buttercup_games_purchases".

4.3. (Optional) Add a Dashboard Description, "Reports on Buttercup Games successful purchases data".

4.4. Type in the Panel Title, "Top Purchases by Category"

4.5. Leave the Panel Powered By as Inline search.

5. Click Save.

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The dashboard was created.


View and edit dashboard panels

1. Click Dashboards in the app navigation bar.

This takes you to the Dashboards listing page.

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You can Create a new dashboard and edit existing dashboards. You see the Buttercup Games Purchases dashboard that you created.


2. Under the i column, click the arrow next to Buttercup Games Purchases to see more information about the dashboard: What app context it is in, whether or not it is scheduled, and its permissions.

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You can use the quick links that are inline with the information to edit the dashboard's Schedule and Permissions.

Add an input to the dashboard

1. In the Dashboards list, click Buttercup Games Purchases to return to the saved dashboard.

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2. Click Edit and select Edit Panels.

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This changes the view so that edit options appear in the panels and modules on the dashboard.

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3. Click Add Input and select Time.

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This adds a time range picker to the dashboard editor.

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4. Click Done.

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This time range picker lets you restrict all the inline searches that power the panels to the same time range.


Add a saved report to the dashboard

Add another panel using one of the saved reports you created earlier.

1. Return to the Buttercup Games Purchases dashboard.

2. Click Edit and select Edit Panels.

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3. In the Buttercup Games Purchases dashboard editor, click Add Panel.

The Add Panel dialog box opens.

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4. Enter the Content Title, "Views, Adds to Cart, and Purchases".

5. For Content Type, click "Report" and select a saved report from the list, Comparisons of Product Views and Purchases.

6. Click Add Panel.

When you return to the dashboard editor you see two panels: "Top Purchases by Category" and "Views, Adds to Cart, and Purchases".

While in the dashboard editor, you can drag and drop a panel to rearrange it on the dashboard.

5. Click Done.

Your dashboard should look like this:

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6. (Optional) Repeat Steps 1 to 5 to add previous saved reports to this dashboard.

Next steps

This completes the Search Tutorial.

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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Enterprise: 6.1, 6.1.1, 6.1.2, 6.1.3, 6.1.4, 6.1.5, 6.1.6, 6.1.7, 6.1.8, 6.1.9, 6.1.10, 6.1.11, 6.1.12


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