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Maxime Guilbert
Maxime Guilbert

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Splunk - Add marker lines in a column chart

In our dashboards, it can really help to have marker lines to show where it's critical or not.

And today, we will see how to do it in a Splunk Column Chart!

How to do it?

The request

First, you need to define different variables in your request which will correspond to your different markers.

... | eval warning = 1 | eval critical = 2 ...
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Then, be sure that these values are returned in your response data.

| table x y warning critical
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The dashboard

In your dashboard definition, you need to add an option called charting.chart.overlayFields. It will contains all the parameters names to use as marker.

  <title>My chart</title>
  <option name="charting.chart">column</option>
  <option name="charting.chart.overlayFields">warning,critical</option>
  <option name="charting.drilldown">none</option>
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And now you have beautiful markers on your chart!
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Customize colors

To customize the colors, you have to add another option called charting.fieldColors. It will contains a JSON object with your parameter name as key and the color as value.

<option name="charting.fieldColors">{"warning":0xf77f00, "critical":0xd62828}</option>
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And now you can play with it!

I hope it will help you!

Don't hesitate to give some feedback to help me to improve my writing skills. Thanks!

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