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Mastering Splunk by James Miller

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Form searching

Some Splunk dashboards contain search forms. A search form is just another Splunk view (and is actually very similar to a Spunk dashboard) which provides an interface for users to supply values to one or more search terms.

Using textboxes, drop-down menus, or radio buttons, a search form allows users to focus only on what they are searching for (and the results, which can be displayed in the tables, event listings, or any of the visualizations available), as discussed here:

  • Textboxes: They take specific field values or display a default value
  • Drop-down menus and lists: They contain dynamically defined collections of search terms
  • Radio buttons: They force to choose particular field values
  • Multiple result panels: They generate different ...

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