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Developing Views and Apps for Splunk Web

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Custom visualizations overview

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Unique use cases and data sets can require custom visualizations.

Use the Splunk platform custom visualization API to create visualizations that admins can download and install from Splunkbase. Users can access and configure installed custom visualizations in Splunk Web. The API lets you create a user experience consistent with the standard Splunk platform visualization set.

For user documentation on Splunk platform custom visualization apps, see Custom visualizations.

Release notes

The custom visualization API is available as an experimental option for developers in this release. The API is not supported and is subject to change in subsequent releases.

Developer resources


Build a custom visualization
Learn how to create a working custom visualization. This tutorial includes steps for creating an example visualization, developer best practices, and example code.
API details and best practices
Custom visualization API reference
Review custom visualization components and app directory structure.
Formatter API reference
Review components of the user interface for formatting visualizations.
User experience
Design guidelines
Implement custom visualization appearance and behavior.
Data handling guidelines
Work with user search results and data format errors.
API interactions
Custom visualizations in Simple XML
Add a custom visualization to a dashboard and configure it in Simple XML.
Custom visualizations in SplunkJS
Access and instantiate a custom visualization in SplunkJS.

Questions and feedback

Discuss custom visualizations with other developers on Splunk Answers.
Contact devinfo@splunk.com with feedback or questions.
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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Enterprise: 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, 6.4.10, 6.4.11

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