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Splunk Web terminology

The Splunk platform GUI is called "Splunk Web". The UI elements in Splunk Web have specific names.

Search Summary view

The Search Summary view includes common elements that you see on other views, including the Applications menu, the Splunk bar, the Apps bar, the Search bar, and the Time Range Picker. Elements that are unique to the Search Summary view are the panels below the Search bar: the How to Search panel, the What to Search panel, and the Search History panel.

This screen image shows red circles with numbers inside the identify the parts of the screen. The table below the screen image describes each of the numbered screen parts.

Number Element Description
1 Applications menu Switch between Splunk applications that you have installed. The current application, Search & Reporting app, is listed. This menu is on the Splunk bar.
2 Splunk bar Edit your Splunk configuration, view system-level messages, and get help on using the product.
3 Apps bar Navigate between the different views in the application you are in. For the Search & Reporting app the views are: Search, Datasets, Reports, Alerts, and Dashboards.
4 Search bar Specify your search criteria.
5 Time Range Picker Specify the time period for the search, such as the last 30 minutes or yesterday. The default is Last 24 hours.
6 How to search panel Contains links to the Search Tutorial and Search Manual.
7 What to search panel Shows a summary of the data that is uploaded on to this Splunk platform instance and that you are authorized to view.
8 Search history panel View a list of the searches that you have run. The search history appears after you run your first search.

New Search view

The New Search view opens after you run a search.

Some of the elements in this view might be familiar, such as the Apps bar, the Search bar, and the Time Range Picker. Below the Search bar are the Timeline, the Fields sidebar, and the Events viewer.

This screen image shows red circles with numbers inside the identify the parts of the screen. The table below the screen image describes each of the numbered screen parts.

Number Element Description
1 Apps bar Navigate between the different views in the Search & Reporting app.
2 Search bar Specify your search criteria.
3 Time Range Picker Specify the time period for the search.
4 Timeline A visual representation of the number of events that occur at each point in time. Peaks or valleys in the timeline can indicate spikes in activity or server downtime. The timeline options are located above the timeline. You can zoom in, zoom out, and change the scale of the chart.
5 Fields sidebar Displays a list of the fields discovered in the events. The fields are grouped into Selected Fields and Interesting Fields.
6 Events viewer Displays the events that match your search. By default, the most recent event is listed first. In each event, the matching search terms are highlighted. To change the event view, use the List, Format, and Per Page options.
Last modified on 24 September, 2019
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