You can use prepositions to orient users to a location when writing Splunk documentation. Use your best judgment to determine what sounds best.
Choosing the best preposition
Use "into" in the context of getting data into a Splunk product. Otherwise, choose any preposition that fits the context of the sentence and doesn't cause confusion for the reader. The following list shows a number of acceptable options:
- from the command line
- from the Settings menu
- in Splunk Cloud Platform
- in a folder
- in the Search bar
- Get data into Splunk Enterprise.
- on a forwarder
- on an indexer
- on the Dashboard toolbar
- on your web browser
- within a multi-clustered environment
You can also choose another word, such as "over", "across", "through", or "with" if that is more accurate:
- over large datasets
- across your deployment servers
- through a custom event
- with a token
Avoid Latin phrases in Splunk documentation, so don't use "via" as a preposition. See American English spelling and phrases.
Placing prepositions in a sentence
Place the preposition where it makes the sentence easiest to comprehend. It's okay to use a preposition at the end of a sentence. See the following examples:
- Determine which deployment you're running your app in.
- Define the assets that admins interact with.
- This field represents the protocol that the rule is written for.
Possessive names and terms
This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Style Guide: current