Smart AnSwerS #58

Hey there community and welcome to the 58th installment of Smart AnSwerS.

It’s officially baseball season and today is opening day for the San Francisco Giants. With Splunk HQ just two blocks away from the ballpark, traffic and parking mayhem has commenced! Our next SF Bay Area Splunk User Group meeting also falls on a game day, but luckily one of our awesome members Becky Burwell offered to host the meeting at her office away from the madness :) If you happen to be in the area, come join us at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, April 19th, 2016 at Yahoo! HQ in Sunnyvale, CA. Visit the SFBA Splunk User Group page to view the agenda and RSVP.

Check out this week’s featured Splunk Answers posts:

Can a dashboard map’s center location change based on a drop-down token?

Phil219 had a drop-down form on a dashboard for users to display US states on a map and needed a way to change the center of the map based on the selected token. talla_ranjith had implemented something similar in the past and shared his XML code, explaining exactly how it works with screenshots of what the final dashboard should look like.

Is it possible to show a custom tooltip whenever a user hovers over a slice of a pie chart or column in a bar chart using Simple XML with Splunk JS?

lyndac wanted to show a custom tooltip whenever a user hovers over a slice of a pie chart to display certain fields, counts, and percentages. jeffland came around with some JavaScript he had used for this exact case in an older version of Splunk to get lyndac started. Through some back and forth discussion, they hashed out the kinks together and got the final working code.

After copying the folder for an app I created in Splunk 6.1.3 to 6.2.1, why can’t I see any of the dashboards?

shrirangphadke created an app in Splunk 6.1.8, but couldn’t see any of the dashboards after copying the folder to 6.2.1. Splunktrust member alacercogitatus gave some possible troubleshooting tips to try to deduce the problem. After some additional information from shrirangphadke about how the dashboards were originally created, fellow Splunktrustee MuS hit the nail on the head, explaining that dashboards created by users are first placed under the user directory and have to be shared in the app to move them to the app directory.

Thanks for reading!

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