Splunk Cloud Platform

Dashboards and Visualizations with Simple XML

Create a dashboard

Dashboards are created in the context of a particular app. For example, if you are using the Search and Reporting app, dashboards use this app context.

After you create a dashboard, you can modify its permissions to share or manage access for other users. You can also modify the app context.


  1. Use one of the following options.
    From What to do
    Dashboards page Click Create new dashboard
    Saving a visualization
    1. Select Save as > Existing Dashboard or New Dashboard
    2. Click New to create a new dashboard using this panel.
  2. Provide a Title, an ID if you don't want to use the title default, and Description for the dashboard. Each dashboard requires a unique ID, but titles do not have to be unique.
  3. Specify permissions.
  4. Choose to build your dashboard in the Classic framework. If you choose to build it in Dashboard Studio, see Create a dashboard in Dashboard Studio in the Splunk Dashboard Studio manual.
  5. Save the dashboard. Use one of the following options.
    From Click
    Dashboards page Click Create Dashboard
    Saving a visualization Click Save
  6. Add panels, convert the dashboard to a form, or edit dashboard content.

For more information, see the following topics.

Last modified on 21 September, 2022
About the dashboard editor   Working with dashboard panels

This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk Cloud Platform: 9.2.2403, 8.2.2201, 8.2.2202, 8.2.2203, 9.0.2205, 9.0.2208, 9.0.2209, 9.0.2303, 9.0.2305, 9.1.2308 (latest FedRAMP release), 9.1.2312, 8.2.2112

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