Dashboards and forms
Use dashboards and forms to visualize, organize, and share data insights.
Dashboards and forms have one or more rows of panels. Each panel contains a visualization, such as chart, table, or map. In each panel, a search generates data for the visualization.
Forms are different from dashboards because they include
<input> elements, such as text boxes or radio buttons, for user interactions. You can configure elements in a form, such as a panel, to respond to user input by customizing the searches that drive visualizations or changing other behavior.
For more details on building a
<form>, see the Simple XML Reference.
Anatomy of dashboards and forms
See the Simple XML Reference for complete information on dashboard and form element hierarchy.
|top-level element||<dashboard> or <form>|
|Global search|| Global search is for use with post-process searches. Post-process searches have limitations. See Post-process limitations.
|Form inputs (Forms only)||<fieldset>|
|Rows|| Each row contains one or more panels.
|Panels|| Each panel contains an optional title, optional inputs, and one or more visualizations. See Dashboard panels for the types of panels available.
|Visualizations|| A visualization displays data returned from a search.
<chart> <event> <map> <single> <table>
|Search|| A search for a visualization.
<search id="[identifier]"> Base search for post-process searches.
<search base="[id]"> Post-process search referencing a base search.
<search ref="[report] [ app="[app name]" ]> Reference a search from a report. Reference to app is optional.
|Options|| Properties specific to a visualization.
<option name="[option name]">
Searches power dashboards and forms
This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Enterprise: 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, 6.5.7, 6.5.8, 6.5.9, 6.5.10, 6.6.0, 6.6.1, 6.6.2, 6.6.3, 6.6.4, 6.6.5, 6.6.6, 6.6.7, 6.6.8, 6.6.9, 6.6.10, 6.6.11, 6.6.12, 7.0.0, 7.0.1, 7.0.2, 7.0.3, 7.0.4, 7.0.5, 7.0.6, 7.0.7, 7.0.8, 7.0.9, 7.1.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 7.1.3, 7.1.4, 7.1.5, 7.1.6, 7.2.0, 7.2.1, 7.2.2, 7.2.3, 7.2.4, 7.2.5