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

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Chapter 8. Building Advanced Dashboards

In Chapter 4, Simple XML Dashboards, we covered building dashboards using simple XML. We first used the wizards provided in Splunk, and then edited the resultant XML. When you reach the limits of what can be accomplished with simple XML, one option is to dive into Splunk's advanced XML.

Reasons for working with advanced XML

Here are a few reasons to use advanced XML:

  1. More control over layout: With advanced XML, you have better control over where form elements and chrome appear, and somewhat improved control over the placement of the output.
  2. Custom drilldowns: It is only possible to create custom drilldowns from tables and charts using advanced XML.
  3. Access to more parameters: The modules in simple XML actually ...

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