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

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Understanding layoutPanel

In an advanced XML dashboard, which panel a module is drawn to is determined by the value of the layoutPanel attribute. This separation of logic and layout can be useful—for instance, allowing you to reuse data generated by a query with multiple modules—but displays the results on different parts of the page.

A few rules about this attribute are as follows:

  • The layoutPanel attribute must appear on all immediate children of <view>.
  • The layoutPanel attribute can appear on descendant child module tags.
  • If a module does not have a layoutPanel attribute, it will inherit the value from the closest upstream module that does.
  • Modules that have visible output are added to their respective layoutPanel attribute in the order they appear ...

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