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Linking interactions

Link to another dashboard for a deeper dive into data specifics. For example, a visualization showing sales revenue across a world map can link to a completely different dashboard that breaks down the specific data points of each major city in a regional area. Both visualizations and shapes can link to either another dashboard or custom URL.

Link to another dashboard

The dashboard you link to can exist in a separate application from the originating dashboard.

To link to another dashboard complete the following steps:

  1. Select the visualization you want to link from, and it will highlight with a blue border.
  2. In the Configuration panel, select +Add Drilldown.
  3. Use the On Click dropdown and choose Link to dashboard.
  4. Use the Select an App dropdown and search for the app that maintains your dashboard by filtering the name.
  5. Use the Select a Dashboard dropdown and search for the dashboard you want to link to by filtering the name.
  6. The following steps are optional.
    1. Verify that the dashboard has the expected permissions. The owner and permissions will appear below the dashboard's title.
    2. View the dashboard to verify you are linking to the expected dashboard.
    3. Select Open in new tab to have the linked dashboard open in a separate tab.
    4. Pass token values from this dashboard to another linked dashboard. You can use more than one token. For more details, see Setting tokens on a visualization click and Setting tokens from search results or search job metadata.
  7. Select Save.

When linking from a visualization with data, you must click the actual value in the visualization, not just anywhere, to go to the link.

Link to a custom URL

The URL can be relative, such as coming from a local site, or absolute from an external site.

To link to a custom URL, complete the following steps:

  1. Select the visualization you want to link from and it will highlight with a blue border.
  2. In the Configuration panel, click +Add Drilldown.
  3. Use the On Click dropdown and choose Link to custom URL.
  4. Provide a relative or absolute URL.

    If you do not provide an https:// address, the generated URL is considered internal to Splunk Enterprise and uses a localhost URL, such as localhost:8000//. If you provide an https:// prefix, such as https://splunk.com, the link directs to that external URL.

  5. (Optional) Select Open in new tab to have the linked URL open in a new tab.
  6. Select Save.

When linking from a visualization with data, you must click the actual value in the visualization, not just anywhere, to go to the link.

Last modified on 08 June, 2022
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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk Cloud Platform: 8.2.2203


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