Splunk® Enterprise

Analytics Workspace

Troubleshoot the Analytics Workspace

You might encounter the following issues while using the Analytics Workspace.

Metrics do not appear in the Data panel

No metrics data sources appear in the Data panel.


The following issues can cause metrics to not appear in the Data panel:

  • No metrics with timestamps in the past 24 hours are available.
  • The technical add-ons and agents you use to send and ingest metrics malfunctioned.


  1. Verify that Splunk Web ingested no metrics with timestamps in the past 24 hours.
  2. (Optional) Expand the time range for ingested metrics by modifying the earliest parameter in the metadata stanza located in the app's workspace.conf file. Expanding the time range for ingested metrics might have a negative impact on performance.
  3. Run the following search in the Search & Reporting app to verify that Splunk software is properly fetching metrics data:

    | mcatalog values(metric_name) as metrics WHERE NOT ("_dims"="rollup_aggregate" OR "_dims"="rollup_span" OR "_dims"="rollup_source_index") AND ("index"="*" OR "index"="_*" ) earliest=-1d BY index | mvexpand metrics limit=20000

    The search results match the list of metric names in the Analytics Workspace Data panel.
  4. Investigate whether the technical add-ons and agents you use to ingest metrics are functioning properly.

Data panel does not contain datasets

No datasets are listed in the Data panel.


Datasets are not accelerated.


  1. Verify that the dataset is shared with you.
  2. Click the Datasets tab on the Splunk Enterprise Search & Reporting navigation bar.
  3. Check whether the dataset is accelerated. Accelerated datasets are designated by the lightning bolt (This screen image shows the accelerated dataset icon.) icon.

For more information, see Accelerate data models in the Knowledge Manager Manual.

Chart does not contain data

You are able to select a data source, but no data appears on the chart.


The following conditions are possible causes of this issue:

  • There is no data within your selected time range.
  • There is no data using your selected filters.
  • You do not have access to the underlying index for the data.


  1. Expand the time range to view a wider range of data.
  2. In the Analysis Panel of the Analytics Workspace, adjust the filters to include a wider range of values.
  3. Contact your administrator to verify your permissions.

For more information about Analytics Workspace permissions and capabilities, see Requirements for the Analytics Workspace.

Some metrics are not shown or are missing from the Data panel

Some metrics are not shown or are missing from the list of available data sources in the Data panel.


The maximum number of metrics that can be displayed in the Data panel is defined by max_metrics in workspace.conf. If the number of metrics exceeds this limit, an error message is shown.

This screen image shows the error message that is displayed if you exceed the maximum number of metrics.


Increase the limit for the maximum number of metrics that can be displayed in the Data panel:

  1. Edit the following stanza in workspace.conf and increase the value for max_metrics:
    max_metrics = 30000
  2. Restart Splunk.
Last modified on 11 February, 2022
Creating a dashboard in the Analytics Workspace  

This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Enterprise: 8.0.0, 8.0.1, 8.0.2, 8.0.3, 8.0.4, 8.0.5, 8.0.6, 8.0.7, 8.0.8, 8.0.9, 8.0.10, 8.1.0, 8.1.1, 8.1.2, 8.1.3, 8.1.4, 8.1.5, 8.1.6, 8.1.7, 8.1.8, 8.1.9, 8.1.10, 8.1.11, 8.1.12, 8.1.13, 8.1.14, 8.2.0, 8.2.1, 8.2.2, 8.2.3, 8.2.4, 8.2.5, 8.2.6, 8.2.7, 8.2.8, 8.2.9, 8.2.10, 8.2.11, 8.2.12, 9.0.0, 9.0.1, 9.0.2, 9.0.3, 9.0.4, 9.0.5, 9.0.6, 9.0.7, 9.0.8, 9.0.9, 9.0.10, 9.1.0, 9.1.1, 9.1.2, 9.1.3, 9.1.4, 9.1.5, 9.2.0, 9.2.1, 9.2.2

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