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Input configuration options

The settings for the options field vary depending on the input type. For certain inputs like dropdown and multiselect, you can use static values, dynamic values, or a combination of both.

Multiselect example

In the following example, there are two multiselect inputs. One uses only static values and one that has a menu populated by search results.

A dashboard with three multiselect inputs.

Expand this window to copy/paste the dashboard definition into your own dashboard.

{
	"visualizations": {
		"viz_gMr0oNmO": {
			"type": "splunk.line",
			"title": "Line Chart with Dynamic Input",
			"dataSources": {
				"primary": "ds_2A3Efw25"
			},
			"description": "index=_internal _sourcetype IN ($token1$) | timechart count by _sourcetype"
		},
		"viz_dObiuubP": {
			"type": "splunk.line",
			"title": "Line chart with Static Input",
			"dataSources": {
				"primary": "ds_quzxE8AQ"
			},
			"description": "index=_internal user IN ($token2$) | timechart count by user"
		}
	},
	"dataSources": {
		"ds_search1": {
			"type": "ds.search",
			"options": {
				"query": "index=_internal \n| stats count by sourcetype",
				"queryParameters": {
					"earliest": "-60m@m",
					"latest": "now"
				}
			},
			"name": "Search_1"
		},
		"ds_2A3Efw25": {
			"type": "ds.search",
			"options": {
				"query": "index=_internal _sourcetype IN ($dd1$)\n| timechart count by _sourcetype",
				"queryParameters": {
					"earliest": "-60m@m",
					"latest": "now"
				}
			},
			"name": "Search_2"
		},
		"ds_quzxE8AQ": {
			"type": "ds.search",
			"options": {
				"query": "index=_internal user IN ($dd2$)\n| timechart count by user",
				"queryParameters": {
					"earliest": "-60m@m",
					"latest": "now"
				}
			},
			"name": "Search_3"
		}
	},
	"defaults": {
		"dataSources": {
			"ds.search": {
				"options": {
					"queryParameters": {
						"latest": "$global_time.latest$",
						"earliest": "$global_time.earliest$"
					}
				}
			}
		}
	},
	"inputs": {
		"input_ovnr6KpF": {
			"type": "input.multiselect",
			"options": {
				"items": ">frame(label, value) | prepend(formattedStatics) | objects()",
				"token": "dd1",
				"defaultValue": "*"
			},
			"dataSources": {
				"primary": "ds_search1"
			},
			"title": "Dynamic Input - Select Sourcetype",
			"context": {
				"formattedConfig": {
					"number": {
						"prefix": ""
					}
				},
				"formattedStatics": ">statics | formatByType(formattedConfig)",
				"statics": [
					[
						"All"
					],
					[
						"*"
					]
				],
				"label": ">primary | seriesByName(\"sourcetype\") | renameSeries(\"label\") | formatByType(formattedConfig)",
				"value": ">primary | seriesByName(\"sourcetype\") | renameSeries(\"value\") | formatByType(formattedConfig)"
			}
		},
		"input_9MxBqEwU": {
			"type": "input.multiselect",
			"options": {
				"items": [
					{
						"label": "All",
						"value": "*"
					},
					{
						"label": "Administrators",
						"value": "admin"
					},
					{
						"label": "Splunkers",
						"value": "splunk-system-user"
					}
				],
				"token": "dd2",
				"defaultValue": "*"
			},
			"dataSources": {},
			"title": "Static Input - Select User"
		}
	},
	"layout": {
		"type": "grid",
		"options": {},
		"structure": [
			{
				"item": "viz_dObiuubP",
				"type": "block",
				"position": {
					"x": 0,
					"y": 342,
					"w": 1200,
					"h": 349
				}
			},
			{
				"item": "viz_gMr0oNmO",
				"type": "block",
				"position": {
					"x": 0,
					"y": 0,
					"w": 1200,
					"h": 342
				}
			}
		],
		"globalInputs": [
			"input_ovnr6KpF",
			"input_9MxBqEwU"
		]
	},
	"title": "Example — Multiselect Input"
}

Configuration options

The following is a table of input settings, options, and option settings. Settings are not options, but are values set at the same level as the options field.

property setting or option description
token option Assign tokens values or options created by a connected data source query.
defaultValue option The default value of the input on dashboard load. This will remain the value until changed by the user.
items option Set static label or value pairs for users to select in input.multiselect and input.dropdown.
min option Set the minimum number a user can select for input.number.
max option Set the maximum number a user can select for input.number.
step option Set the interval for the up and down arrows when a user clicks them for input.number.
clearDefaultOnSelection option When set to false the defaultValue remains selected when a user selects other options for input.multiselect. The default is true.
type setting The type of input. For example, input.multiselect, input.text.
title setting Title of the input that will be displayed in Edit and View mode.
Last modified on 11 January, 2024
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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk Cloud Platform: 9.0.2305, 9.1.2308 (latest FedRAMP release), 9.1.2312


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