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Splunk Dashboard Studio

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What is the visual editor?

You can create and update dashboards in the visual editor.

The following is a screenshot of the visual editor using absolute mode.

The visual editor.

Edit mode visualization panel actions

When you select a chart or shape, an action panel appears to the right of the object. Use this panel to layer, clone, delete, or download an image of the object.

Layer objects

To move the object through the different layers of your canvas, click the layering icon shown in the following image:
A pie chart with the layering icon highlighted in the action panel displayed.
The number of available options depends on the layer of your object. For example, if your object is on the top layer of the canvas, you can send your object back one layer, or to the first layer of the canvas. If your object is in a middle layer, you have four options:

  • To send your object forward one layer, select Move forward.
  • To send your object to the front layer, select Bring to front.
  • To send your object back one layer, select Move backward.
  • To send your object to the back to the first layer, select Send to back.

Clone an object

To clone the selected object, click the clone icon.

A pie chart with the clone icon highlighted in the action panel.
If you clone an object that is connected to a data source, the cloned object will not be connected to that same data source or any other data source. You must connect the object to a data source manually. You can use the Configuration panel to choose an existing data source, or create a new one.

Delete an object

To delete the selected object, click the delete icon:
A pie chart with the delete icon highlighted in the action panel.

Access visualization source code

You can modify the source code of a visualization or data source in the visual editor by selecting the visualization or search and opening the code window in the Configuration panel. The changes you make will instantly affect the visualization or data source you're working with. For example:

The code panel in the visual editor.

View mode visualization panel actions

In the dashboard view mode, users can interact with a visualization by selecting it to open an action menu. Upon selecting the visualization, a menu appears in a panel at the top right corner of the visualization. The following options are available:

Open in search

Users with admin permissions can click the magnifying glass on a selected visualization to open the search driving the visualization in Search.

Open in search icon

Expand the visualization

Click the full screen icon to view the visualization panel in full screen mode. Press the escape (esc) key to exit full screen mode.

Full screen icon

Refresh the search driving the visualization

Click the refresh icon to refresh the visualization.

Refresh icon


Download a visualization

Click the download icon to download individual visualizations in PNG format.

Download icon

Last modified on 15 March, 2022
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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk Cloud Platform: 8.2.2201, 8.2.2202, 8.2.2203 (latest FedRAMP release), 9.0.2205, 9.0.2208


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