Use a bulleted list, sometimes called an unordered list, for a list in which the list item order isn't important, such as a list of options.
You can choose whether you want to alphabetize or apply a different order to bulleted list items.
Qualities of bulleted lists
Bulleted lists must have the following qualities:
- A complete lead-in sentence punctuated by a colon
- More than one list item
- Up to two levels
- Parallel sentence construction
- One sentence or idea for each list item
- End punctuation if the list items are complete sentences
- No end punctuation if the list items are characters, words, or phrases
For more guidance on using lists, see Best practices for writing with lists.
The following example of a bulleted list contains a complete lead-in sentence. Each item in the list uses parallel construction and doesn't contain more than one phrase.
You can create the following types of Search Processing Language (SPL) commands:
- Eventing commands
- Generating commands
- Reporting commands
- Streaming commands
Best practices for writing with lists
This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Style Guide: current