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Create dashboards in Splunk Light

There are several ways to create dashboards in Splunk Light.

  • Create a dashboard from the Dashboards page, and then add panels or inputs to the dashboard.
  • Use prebuilt panels to create a dashboard.
  • Clone an existing dashboard.

Create a dashboard

Create a dashboard from the Dashboards page, and then add panels from searches, reports, or prebuilt panels.

  1. In your Splunk Light instance, select Dashboards in the menu bar.
  2. Click Create New Dashboard.
  3. (Optional) Enter a Title.
  4. Enter an ID.
  5. (Optional) Enter a Description.
  6. Click a permission level.
  7. Click Create Dashboard.
  8. On the Edit Dashboard page, add panels or inputs to your dashboard.
  9. Click Save.
  10. (Optional) To confirm that you have saved the dashboard, click Dashboards in the menu bar to see the dashboard listed on the Dashboards page.

This screen image shows how to use the Dashboards page to create a new dashboard. The Create New Dashboard dialog is also shown, which is where the title, ID, description, and permissions for the dashboard are entered.

Create a dashboard from a search

  1. On the Search page, run a search.
  2. Select Save As > Dashboard Panel.
  3. Enter the information for the dashboard panel, such as if you are adding this panel to a new or existing dashboard, dashboard permissions, and panel title.
  4. Click Save.
  5. Click View Dashboard.
  6. (Optional) Click Edit to add more panels and inputs to your dashboards.

Create a dashboard from a report

  1. From the Reports page, select a report and click Open.
  2. Click Add to Dashboard.
  3. In Save As Dashboard Panel, enter the information for the dashboard panel, such as if you are adding this panel to a new or existing dashboard, dashboard permissions, and panel title.
  4. Click Save.
  5. (Optional) Click View Dashboard.
  6. (Optional) Click Edit to add more panels and inputs to your dashboards.

Clone a dashboard to create a copy of a dashboard or panel

Create a copy of a dashboard or panel. The panel appears on your dashboard with the same editing permissions as the original panel.

  1. On the Dashboards page, select the dashboard you want to clone.
  2. In the table view select the Actions menu and select Clone, or in the tile view select the gear icon menu and select Clone.
  3. (Optional) Enter a Title.
  4. Enter an ID.
  5. (Optional) Enter a New Description.
  6. Select permissions.
  7. Click Clone Dashboard.
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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Light: 7.1.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 7.1.3, 7.2.0, 7.2.1, 7.2.2, 7.2.3, 7.2.4, 7.2.5, 7.2.6, 7.3.0, 7.3.1


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