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Edit dashboards in Splunk Light

When you edit a dashboard, you can edit the panels, title, description, permissions, or rearrange the panels.

Edit a dashboard

You can access a dashboard to edit from the Dashboards page.

  1. On the Dashboard page, click the gear icon of the dashboard you want to edit.
  2. Click the area of the dashboard you want to edit.
  3. Make changes.
  4. Click Save.

This screen image shows how to access the editing menu for a dashboard from the Dashboards page.

Edit the XML of a dashboard

You can edit a dashboard by accessing the simple XML code of the dashboard.

  1. In the dashboard you want to edit, click Edit.
  2. On the Edit Dashboard page, click Source.
  3. Make changes to the XML code.
  4. Click Save.

For more information about using simple XML in Splunk Light, see Simple XML Reference in the Splunk Enterprise Dashboards and Visualizations manual.

This screen image shows how to access the simple XML code of a dashboard to view or edit.

Edit a dashboard panel

The tools available to edit a panel depend on the base search that powers the panel. The Panel Editor displays an icon for each type of base search.

  1. From a dashboard, select Edit.
  2. Each panel displays editing icons for modifying the contents of the panel. The options available to you depend on the type of base search.

This screen image shows how to access tools available to edit a dashboard panel, including the search that drives the panel, visualization, and panel style or format.

Action Description
Gear icon You can edit the panel by converting to a prebuilt panel.
Inline search You can edit an inline search, including the title of the panel, the search, convert it to a report, or delete the panel. The options available to you depend on the type of base search.
Search from report You can view or edit a report, including open the search in Search, clone to an inline search, select a different report for the panel, select the visualization specified in the report for this panel, select permissions, and more. The options available to you depend on the type of base search.
Panel visualization Select a visualization to represent the data of search or report. Recommended visualizations are given that will best represent your data, or you can select any of the visualizations listed.
Panel style Select the format that you want to display.

Edit a panel search

Update the search driving a particular dashboard panel.

When you are working with inline searches, the dashboard search bar has syntax highlighting and auto-complete features that can help you build a search string. To learn more, see Help reading searches in the Getting Started Manual.

Search editing options

All search types Reports Inline searches
  • Edit the title.
  • Delete the search.
  • View and edit the report in a new window.
  • Open the report search in a new window.
  • Clone to an inline search.
  • Select a different report for the panel.
  • Select the visualization specified in the report for this panel.
  • Specify an automatic refresh interval delay and indicator option.
  • Edit the search, specifying a new inline search.
  • Convert the inline search to a report.
  • Specify an automatic refresh interval delay and indicator option.

Steps

  1. From the Dashboards listing page, open the dashboard that you want to edit.
  2. Click Edit to open the dashboard editor.
    At the top right of each panel, editing icons appear. The first editing icon represents the search for the panel. The search icon varies to represent the type of search being used.
  3. Select the search icon to view configuration options for the search.
  4. Select the search configuration that you want to change. Depending on the option you select, additional configuration dialogs or windows might open.
  5. After editing the search, click Save to save changes to the dashboard.

Rearrange dashboard panels

Drag and drop panels to rearrange their position on a dashboard.

  1. From a dashboard, select Edit.
  2. Click and hold the line above the panel name.
  3. When the cursor changes to the drag and drop symbol, drag the panel to the new position on the dashboard.

This screen image shows how to rearrange dashboard panels, including how to drag and drop a panel into a new location within the dashboard.

Delete a dashboard

You can delete a dashboard using the Edit menu of a dashboard. Access the Edit menu directly from the dashboard or from the list of dashboards on the Dashboards page.

  1. On the Dashboards page, select the dashboard you want to delete.
  2. Click the gear icon and select Delete.
  3. Confirm that you want to delete the dashboard, and click Delete.
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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Light: 6.6.0, 6.6.1, 6.6.2, 6.6.3, 7.0.0, 7.0.1, 7.0.2, 7.0.3


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