Creating Dashboards with Splunk 8.1

Creating Dashboards with Splunk 8.1

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This two-day course is designed for power users who want to learn best practices for building dashboards and forms. It focuses on improving performance, using tokens and base searches; customizing charts, creating dynamic behaviors and adding extensions for JavaScript and CSS.


  • Simple XML
  • Tokens
  • Global Searches
  • Dynamic Drilldowns
  • Event Handlers
  • Simple XML Extensions



2 Days


Module 1 – Creating a Prototype

  • Define simple syntax for views
  • Use best practices for creating views
  • Identify transforming commands
  • Troubleshoot views

Module 2 – Using Forms

  • Explain how tokens work
  • Use tokens with form inputs
  • Create cascading inputs
  • Define types of token filters

Module 3 – Improving Performance

  • Identify ways to improve dashboard performance
  • Improve search efficiency
  • Use the tstats command
  • Create global searches

Module 4 – Customizing Dashboards

  • Customize chart and panel properties
  • Set panel refresh and delay times
  • Disable search access features
  • Create event annotations

Module 5 – Adding Drilldowns

  • Define types of drilldowns
  • Identify predefined tokens
  • Create dynamic drilldowns

Module 6 – Adding Advanced Behaviors & Visualizations

  • Identify types of event handlers
  • Define event actions
  • Create contextual drilldowns
  • Use simple XML extensions



  • Splunk Fundamentals 1
  • Splunk Fundamentals 2


  • Working knowledge of XML
  • Experience with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript


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