Splunk® Style Guide

Splunk Style Guide

The guidelines in the Splunk Style Guide establish best practices for writing technical documentation. Search docs.splunk.com to find documentation related to Splunk products.


When writing about numbers that appear in a Splunk product UI, duplicate them exactly as the UI displays. Otherwise, follow these guidelines:

  • Use numerals for numbers associated with dates.
  • Spell out the day of the week and the month.
  • Don't use ordinals, such as 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and so on.

See the following examples:

  • April 22
  • Monday, April 22
  • Monday, April 22, 2019
  • April 2019
Last modified on 11 January, 2024
Using numbers in text   Commas and decimals

This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Style Guide: current

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