Being Unique is All About Being Different

Unique: (adjective) Existing as the only one.

Being unique is something we strive for, to be the only one of “us”. Wouldn’t you like for your Splunk app to be the same? For customers to use your app and see your color, your logo, your complete customization.


Here is my app, F1 Demo, as “bare bones” or basic.

Creating my first dashboard and adding interactivity: The magic of text boxes in Splunk 6.1* in Simple XML

Recently, I had the opportunity to work on the Web Analytics portion of an internal app development project. As a newb, I was eager to jump in, get started, enjoy the adventures and misadventures of Splunking, and put to use my newly developed Splunk skills obtained from weeks of training. I mean how could I fail? I had the right people, processes, and technologies supporting me to jump in and start the Splunk magic.

Moving forward, I jumped into action by reading tons of documentation, asking the typical newb questions and making the typical newb mistakes until somehow the first...

Extending the Power of Pivot

Data models were introduced with the release of Splunk 6 back in Oct of 2013. By now, Splunk users are aware of the pivot feature that allows them to build various types of reports that are fueled by data models without having to know the Splunk Search Processing Language (SPL). The Pivot Editor is a great way to build these reports, it allows users to simply point and click their way to creating reports/charts/graphs that provide great insight. This feature is great for users that only want to use the Pivot Editor to create their reports. However, you cannot add the Pivot Editor to a...

Accelerated Data Models in a Distributed Splunk Environment

Splunk v6.0.1 is packed with new features that enhance the user experience and can provide useful, lightning fast reports. For a full overview of the new features check out this link: Splunk 6!

One of the new features that provide users the ability to build exceptionally fast reports is data models. Users can use the structure provided by the data models to create pivot tables, all without knowing Splunk’s search language. Pivot users select the data model they are interested in, then point and click their...

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