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Export and share charts in Splunk Observability Cloud 🔗

Infrastructure Monitoring provides a number of ways to share a chart with someone else. The technique to use depends on several factors, such as the version you want to share (last saved version or version you are viewing that has unsaved changes) and whether you want to share the original or a copy.

Export chart contents 🔗

You can export the chart contents to a CSV file. The most recent 100 datapoints will be exported, along with the values of the dimensions associated with them. To export a chart, select Export Chart as CSV from the chart’s Actions menu.

Share a chart 🔗

The techniques available for sharing a chart depend on where you are viewing the chart (on a dashboard or in the Chart builder). The following sections describe the various ways to share a chart.

Where you are viewing the chart

Technique

Version shared

Format

Notes

In the Chart Builder

Use the Share icon at top right or select Share from the chart’s Actions menu

Version you are viewing, including any unsaved changes

URL that links to a copy of the chart, which you can send to others (see Use the Share feature to share a chart) or Paste a chart URL into Slack

In most cases, can be viewed only by other users

Copy the URL for the chart from your browser’s address bar (see important note below table)

Most recently saved version

URL that links to the actual chart, which you can send to others or Paste a chart URL into Slack

Can be viewed only by other users

Take a screenshot of the chart

Version you are viewing, including any unsaved changes

Provides a graphic representation of the chart

Can be viewed by anyone

On a dashboard

Select Share from the chart’s Actions menu

Most recently saved version

URL that links to a copy of the chart, which you can send to others (see Use the Share feature to share a chart) or Paste a chart URL into Slack

In most cases, can be viewed only by other users

Right-click on the chart name and copy the link address (see important note below table)

Most recently saved version

URL that links to the actual chart, which you can send to others or Paste a chart URL into Slack

Can be viewed only by other users

Select Download chart as image from the chart’s Actions menu

Most recently saved version

Provides a graphic representation of the chart

Can be viewed by anyone

Take a screenshot of the chart

Most recently saved version

Provides a graphic representation of the chart

Can be viewed by anyone

Important

Provide a browser’s URL for a chart with caution; any changes someone makes to the chart are visible to everyone viewing the chart, and can overwrite changes others have made to the chart.

Use the Share feature to share a chart 🔗

You can share a copy of a chart. Copies include unsaved changes at the time you share, and auto-expire unless the recipient saves them. Sharing a copy is perfect for when you make a change that you want to show your team members, but don’t want to modify the original chart.

  • To share a chart you are viewing in the Chart Builder, click the Share icon near the upper right corner of the chart or select Share from the chart’s Actions menu.

  • To share a chart you are viewing in a dashboard, select Share from the chart’s Actions menu.

You’ll see options for sharing, discussed below.

Share a copy directly from Infrastructure Monitoring 🔗

You can send a copy of the chart to an email address or to any available third-party services (See Send alert notifications to third-party services using Splunk Observability Cloud.).

After adding recipients, click Share. Recipients receive a link to the copy. When they open it, they can edit and save their copy without affecting the original.

Caution

Administrators can add email addresses of people who aren’t members of your organization. Recipients will be asked to create a user account before they can view the shared content. Be sure the email addresses you enter for non-members are correct, especially if the item you are sharing contains any sensitive or proprietary information.

Paste a chart URL into Slack 🔗

You can give someone access to a chart by pasting the chart’s URL into a Slack channel; Slack displays a preview image of the chart along with the URL. You can paste a URL that was generated by using the Share feature or by copying the chart’s URL, as described in Share a chart.

Please note the following regarding this feature.

  • The preview image will appear in public channels, and in private channels or direct messages that are visible to the user who authorized the Slack integration (See: Send alert notifications to Slack using Splunk Observability Cloud).

  • The preview image has a standard size and is always displayed using the light theme.

  • The time zone is always represented as GMT (marked on the chart as UTC).

Troubleshooting

If you don’t see the preview image in Slack, possible reasons are:

  • An administrator in your organization needs to upgrade the Slack integration (See: Send alert notifications to Slack using Splunk Observability Cloud).

  • The channel you are pasting into isn’t visible to the user who authorized the Slack integration in Infrastructure Monitoring.

  • You Slack settings disable link previews or block links sharing.