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There can be only one ... Submit Button?

Highlander and Splunk? Really? Such a mental stretch may come to mind shortly after digging for examples of how to add buttons - Submit buttons specifically - to Splunk dashboards. Have you built a dashboard with input filters inside of panels? Did you want to localize the filtering you apply ... Read more »

Status Quo-No! Women and STEM, PART II

In case you missed it, here’s PART I of our Women and STEM series: “Where’s Rey?” Let’s be real: Taking on the topic of women and STEM is no small feat. In fact, it’s proven to be quite the daunting task. I’ve fallen down the ... Read more »

WashDC Splunk User Group Presentation

It was my great pleasure to present at the WashDC Splunk Users Group on Wednesday, June 29th at MakeOffice in Dupont Circle. The details of my talk "Advanced App Development" can be found on the Splunk User Group Site and the WashDC Splunk User Group Meetup Site. The slides are ... Read more »

Customizing Dynamic Time Spans in Splunk Dashboards

Splunk users that deal with timecharts likely run into the issue of wanting to customize the dynamic time span feature. A quick search of Splunk Answers will discover such inquiries, including this one with a suitable answer (we use it in our Layer8Insight App for Splunk). Now, it is tempting ... Read more »

Base Search and Token Debugging in Splunk Dashboards

Using many dynamic components in a Splunk Web Framework Dashboard pretty much guarantees the heavy use of tokens. Tokens are like global variables in a programming language. They store stateful information as strings, and the components of a dashboard can be dependent on the token values. Suggested reading on tokens ... Read more »