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Splunk 7 Essentials - Third Edition by Betsy Page Sigman, Erickson Delgado, J-P Contreras

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Creating a drop-down input

Drop-down inputs function exactly the same as radio inputs. The former is used when the selection is huge and you do not want the list of choices to unnecessarily clutter the entire page. The http_uri field has numerous results, so this makes a dropdown the ideal candidate for input here.

Follow the same procedure as for radio input creation, but make sure you have selected Dropdown instead. Use the following information and screenshots as guides to complete the task:

  1. Click on Edit
  2. Select Add Input | Dropdown
  3. Click the Edit icon for the newly created input
  4. In the Label field, type in Select HTTP URI: to name your new dropdown
  5. As you did when you created a radio button, enable Search on Change by checking the checkbox ...

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