Although there are many rules for when to use a comma, the following table shows the most common uses in Splunk documentation. For commas in numbers, see Commas and decimals.
|To separate a list of 3 or more words or word groups. This type of comma is known as the serial, or Oxford, comma.
|Generate reports, views, and dashboards.
|To separate adjectives when they each modify the noun independently.
|The feature groups the extracted fields into a single, ordered sequence.
|To offset appositives from the rest of the sentence.
|Use wiki markup when you don't have any elements, such as code or a table, following a step.
|After a prepositional phrase.
|After reviewing the document, I had a chance to compile a list of reading material.
Don't use commas to separate 2 verb phrases that modify the same subject. See the following example:
|Don't do this
|I collected the various pieces of documentation and forwarded them to the appropriate parties.
|I collected the various pieces of documentation, and forwarded them to the appropriate parties.
This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Style Guide: current