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About dashboards

Dashboards are views that are made up of panels that can contain modules such as search boxes, fields, charts, tables, and lists. Dashboard panels are usually hooked up to saved searches.

After you create a visualization or report, you can add it to a new or existing dashboard using the Save as report dialog box. You can also use the Dashboard Editor to create dashboards and edit existing dashboards. Using the Dashboard editor is useful when you have a set of saved reports that you want to quickly add to a dashboard.

Change dashboard permissions

You can specify access to a dashboard from the Dashboard Editor. However, your user role (and capabilities defined for that role) might limit the type of access you can define.

If your Splunk user role is admin (with the default set of capabilities), then you can create dashboards that are private, visible in a specific app, or visible in all apps. You can also provide access to other Splunk user roles, such as user, admin, and other roles with specific capabilities.

For information on setting up permissions for dashboards and other knowledge objects, see "Manage knowledge object permissions" in the Admin manual.

Change dashboard panel visualizations

After you create a panel with the Dashboard Editor, use the Visualization Editor to change the visualization type in the panel, and to determine how that visualization displays and behaves. The Visualization Editor lets you choose from visualization types that have their data structure requirements matched by the search that has been specified for the panel.

Edit the XML configuration of a dashboard

Although you are not required to use XML to build dashboards, you can edit a dashboard's panels by editing the XML configuration for the dashboard. This provides editing access to features not available from the Dashboard Editor. For example, edit the XML configuration to change the name of dashboard or specify a custom number of rows in a table. See "Build and edit dashboards with SimplifiedXML" in the Developer manual.

Last modified on 01 February, 2016
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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Enterprise: 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, 6.3.13, 6.3.14

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