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Splunk Dashboard Studio

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Create a dashboard in Dashboard Studio

Build a basic dashboard using the visual editor.

  1. From the dashboards listing page in any app, Create new Dashboard.
  2. Choose the Splunk Dashboard Studio to build your dashboard. If you choose to use the classic dashboard framework, please see the Get Started with Dashboards in the Splunk Dashboards and Visualizations manual.
  3. Choose either Grid or Absolute layout when prompted.
    For more information about both layouts, see Compare absolute and grid layouts.
  4. Give your dashboard a title.
  5. (Optional) Edit ID for your dashboard. By default, the Dashboard ID is the same as the Dashboard Title. You can edit the Dashboard Title at any time, but you can't change the Dashboard ID later.
  6. Different dashboards in the same app can share the same Dashboard Title, but they can't share the same Dashboard ID. Dashboards in different apps, however, can share both titles and IDs. By editing the Dashboard ID, you can create multiple dashboards with identical titles in the same app.

  7. Decide whether you want others to be able to view your dashboard or whether you'd like it to be private.
  8. (Optional) Access the source editor.
    To access the source editor, click the source icon in the editing toolbar (The source editor icon).
    The source mode window shows the JSON source code that makes up your dashboard definition. The stanzas correspond to the visualizations you place on your dashboard and any searches or inputs you create. There is also a layout section that corresponds to the placement of objects. For more information on using the source editor, see About the Splunk Dashboard Studio editors
  9. Save your dashboard. Click Save

Don't change the layout format for a populated dashboard. Changing your style of layout, especially from absolute to grid will likely clear your dashboard and result in an error.

When you navigate away from your dashboard, all running searches continue to run by default. You can modify this setting by setting the cancelJobsOnFocusLoss option in the defaults section of the dashboard definition to true. For more information on cancelJobsOnFocusLoss see Create data source and visualization defaults.

Last modified on 15 March, 2022
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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk Cloud Platform: 8.2.2201 (latest FedRAMP release), 8.2.2202, 8.2.2203


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