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Implementing Splunk: Big Data Reporting and Development for Operational Intelligence by Vincent Bumgarner

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Creating workflow actions

Workflow actions allow us to create custom actions based on the values in search results. The two supported actions either run a search or link to a URL.

Running a new search using values from an event

To build a workflow action, navigate to Manager | Fields | Workflow actions and click on New. You are presented with this form:

Running a new search using values from an event

Let's walk through the following fields:

  • Destination app: This is the app where the workflow action definition will live.
  • Name: This is the name used in configuration files. This name cannot contain spaces, but underscores are fine.
  • Label: This is what will appear in the menu. It can contain variables. ...

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