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Use dashboard panels in Splunk Light

Dashboard panels are containers in a dashboard that hold one or more visualizations of your search or report content. The panel visualizations display the data as graphs, tables, or charts, and the panels are arranged in rows on the dashboard. A dashboard panel typically contains one or more searches that drive the data that is displayed in the panel. The search data can be from different sources, such as an inline search that you create and edit using the Panel Editor, or user inputs that modify the search results.

There are different types of panels that you can use in your dashboard, and depending on the panel, you can edit the search and visualization for the panel. Panel types include:

  • Inline panel: An inline panel contains one or more inline searches to drive the data that appears in a visualization. You can create an inline panel in three ways:
    • Saving a search as a dashboard panel.
    • Creating a dashboard panel that is based on an existing report.
    • Adding a panel to a dashboard and choosing to configure it as an inline panel.
  • Panel from a report: A panel created from a report is based on both the search and visualization from a report.
  • Prebuilt panel: A prebuilt panel can be shared among various dashboards. Some add-ons include a set of prebuilt panels that you can add to your dashboard.

The following are different ways to create and add panels to your dashboard.

Add a panel to your dashboard

  1. From a dashboard, select Edit.
  2. Select Add Panel.
  3. Expand one of the panel categories:
    1. New
    2. New from Report
    3. Clone from Dashboard
    4. Add Prebuilt Panel
    5. (Optional) To search for specific panels, enter text in the Add Panel > find... text box.
  4. Select a panel and preview the selection.
  5. Click Add to Dashboard.

Create an inline panel

  1. From a dashboard, select Edit
  2. Select Add Panel.
  3. Expand the panel category New and select a visualization for the data.
  4. (Optional) Enter a title for the panel.
  5. Enter a search string that returns the data to display in the panel.
  6. (Optional) Select Run Search to preview the search results.
  7. Select a time range for the search and click Add to Dashboard.

Create a panel from a search

  1. On the Search page, perform a new search.
  2. Select Save As > Dashboard Panel.
  3. Enter the information for the new dashboard panel, such as if you are adding this panel to a new dashboard or an existing dashboard.
  4. Click Save.
  5. Click View Dashboard.

Create a panel from a report

  1. From a dashboard, select Edit.
  2. Select Add Panel.
  3. Expand the panel category New from Report to view available reports.
  4. (Optional) Use the find... option to search for specific reports.
  5. Select a report to view a preview of the report.
  6. Click Add to Dashboard.

Create a prebuilt panel

  1. From a dashboard, select Edit.
  2. Select Add Panel.
  3. Expand the panel category Add Prebuilt Panel to view available panels.
  4. Click Add to Dashboard.

Clone a panel

  1. From a dashboard, select Edit.
  2. Select Add Panel.
  3. Expand the panel category Clone from Dashboard to view available reports.
  4. (Optional) Use the find... option to search for specific panels.
  5. Select and expand a dashboard. Select a panel to view a preview of the panel.
  6. Click Add to Dashboard.

Delete a panel

  1. From a dashboard, select Edit.
  2. On the panel you want to delete, click the X at the top right of the panel.
  3. Click Delete to confirm you want to delete the panel.
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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, 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, 7.3.2


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