Splunk® Style Guide

Splunk Style Guide

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Measurements

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

Use a numeral when quantifying a unit of measurement or a rate. Add a space between the numeral and the rate measurement. Use the word "per" to describe a volume measurement. See the following examples:

Correct
8 GB of memory
An 8 CPU, 16 GB memory machine can achieve 50-60 Mb per second throughput.
50-60 Mbps
Incorrect
8GB of memory
An 8 CPU, 16 GB memory machine can achieve 50-60 Mb/second throughput.
50 to 60 Mbps

It's okay to abbreviate a unit of measurement in text. Ensure that you use the correct capitalization of the unit of measurement that you're referring to.

For example, use a capital "B" when referring to a multiple of the unit byte and a lowercase "b" when referring to a multiple of the unit bit. Review the following table for the correct capitalization of these units of measurement:

Unit Abbreviation
kilobit Kb
kilobyte KB
megabit Mb
megabyte MB
gigabit Gb
gigabyte GB
terabit Tb
terabyte TB
tebibyte TiB
petabit Pb
petabyte PB
Last modified on 13 November, 2020
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