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Splunk Essentials - Second Edition by Erickson Delgado, Betsy Page Sigman

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Form inputs

Now that we have the dashboard layout that we want, it is time to make it dynamic and interactive. Before we proceed, let us just highlight some of the basic key concepts related to form inputs.

Just as in any web page, a form input is an element that allows you to select or type in information that will be submitted to the application for processing. There are different form inputs available for Splunk dashboards:

  • Text
  • Radio (which uses a radio button)
  • Dropdown (which uses a dropdown menu or list)
  • Checkbox
  • Multiselect (which allows you to select several responses)
  • Link list (this is a horizontal list that contains clickable links)
  • Time
  • Submit

If you click on Edit | Edit Panels, you will see that you can select which Form Input you require by ...

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