3.3.17 (May 25th, 2017)
> Fixed a bug where the menus in the SearchControls module could get stuck
params now accept “appName/fileName” values, so developers can import
files from other shared apps.
> CheckboxPulldown can now accept upward travelling contexts in advanced
inline drilldown cases.
> In advanced reporting interfaces where there is a split-by field
AND optional binning options to bin continuous split-by fields, AND there
is generic drilldown configured on the report drilldown, where drilldown
fields not mapping to explicit form fields in the redirect, need to be
captured in a generic search term field, the drilldown will now correctly
capture zFieldName>=LOWER_BOUND zFieldName<UPPER_BOUND for the click.
This is the “split by” side of the “group by” work done in 3.3.10.
3.3.16 (April 4th, 2017)
> Fixed a problem whereby the Lookup Updater would throw an exception when
you tried to upload an entirely new CSV.
> Patched a problem in Splunk’s code whereby JSChart’s convoluted loading
accidentally breaks references to all code in the splunk.* namespace.
The two known symptoms concern the loss of splunk.time.* and are
1) that the “Custom” mode in the TimeRangePicker wouldn’t work in views
containing 1 or more JSChart modules, and 2) that certain interactions
with the Sideview ZoomLinks module wouldn’t work in such views either.
3.3.15 (February 21st 2017)
> Fixed the Table module’s ascending vs descending arrow icons which had
> Fixed a logical problem in CheckboxPulldown where if you used the
selectAllOptimization=omit, the $foo.rawValue$ keys were still defined.
> Fixed a bug in Redirector where if you set the mergeDrilldownKeys param
(both optional and very advanced) to “False”, it would ignore you.
> Fixed a very obscure problem around advanced time ranges that are only
bounded on one side.
> Added another useful example to the Table Embedding docs – using a simple
HTML module to craft a ‘filler gauge’ visualization in each table row.
> Added prototype version of the REST module.
3.3.14 (November 21st, 2016)
> Fixed a problem in the SearchControls module that caused the jobControls
buttons (play/pause/background/inspect/export/print) to not work. The
problem was introduced in version 3.3.13.
3.3.13 (November 11th, 2016)
> fixed a regression in Pager where it would occasionally render blank. This
was introduced in 3.3.12 in the rewrite to eliminate the python endpoint.
> Added a warning to the Lookup Updater’s “Reupload” tab, advising users not
to use the reupload feature if they have multiple search heads or
similarly complex deployments.
> Fixed a bug in the Lookup Updater, introduced in 3.3.5, where various form
fields were visible as editable text boxes instead of being hidden.
> Fixed a bug in the Table module where if you had a field “foo” listed in the
hiddenFields param, AND if the user explicitly picked that field in an
upstream module to pick fields (generally FieldPicker), then the module
would incorrectly keep the field hidden. Now it will show it.
> Fixed a regression in the Pager module that was introduced in 3.3.12. If
you did not explicitly specify the “count” param with a different upstream
module, too many results would be displayed below. (Note that the exact
number shown would be somewhat dependent on the downstream modules.)
> Fixed a bug in the Radio module where if you had configured it to have only
static radio buttons, and you placed it in a part of the hierarchy where no
search had already been dispatched, it would force a search to get
dispatched there. If no search string was then defined there this resulted
in a “*” search being run over all time..
> Added a warning for developers who forget to configure requiredKeys when
they set requiredKeysMode on ValueSetter.
> Fixed a complex bug in CheckboxPulldown that affected only views using
URLLoader to prepopulate CheckboxPulldowns where the view was also setting
the “selectAllOptimization” param to “omit” on that CheckboxPulldown.
> Altered the default timeformat in the Table module to not have both 24 hour
clock hours and also AM/PM. Now the AM/PM is omitted.
> New prototype version of the Layer module. a testcase view exists but no
3.3.12 (August 18th 2016)
> Fixed a regression where Redirector would not pass CheckboxPulldown
arguments correctly when more than one item was selected. This bug was
introduced by our HTML injection fixes in 3.3.3.
> Table module now follows our standard convention where holding the Ctrl
key (meta key on macs) while clicking a drilldown-enabled row will now
load the new URL in a new window/tab.
> Fixed a bug where the raw $search$ token wouldn’t work properly if used
directly and by itself as the value of a Redirector param.
> Multiplexer now wraps each multiplexed blocks of modules in a pair of divs
so as to enable a number of advanced CSS customization use cases as
well as to greatly simplify simpler cases. See updated Multiplexer docs
> Under the hood in some advanced sideview reporting logic, now if something
upstream has already figured out or specified the splitByField, downstream
logic will defer to that instead of trying to infer it there.
> Drilldown logic now first looks for the new standard key $foo.splitByValue$,
and only looks for the legacy $foo.name2$ key after.
> Pager module rewritten to eliminate its custom python endpoint. The module
no longer makes any calls to the server and logic to render the page links
is purely client-side.
3.3.11 (March 11th, 2016)
> Fixed a bug where in specific circumstances where time was not explicitly
listed in a fieldPicker’s list, the Table module would display the “time”
field as the last column.
> Fixed a bug where if Redirector was used on a page to simply pass on a
value it had received from URLLoader (ie a value passed from the previous
page), that the value would end up doubly-escaped on the subsequent page.
This bug was introduced as a side effect of the work in 3.3.3 closing
> Fixed a bug that affected views that used Sideview’s form prepopulation
feature for views that allow users to save searches and reports – selected
values that included non-HTML-safe chars would not work correctly. this
was also related to the the script-injection work back in 3.3.3.
> Improved behavior in the reporting framework – when Report module sees a
binning form element for the group-by field, it will now automatically use
makecontinuous on that field to fill in missing values.
3.3.10 (February 18th, 2016)
> UI error, warn and info messages now appear again in Sideview UI. Through
an inadvertent change Splunk introduced in 6.3, all UI messaging including
search language error messages and all info/warn/error messaging, stopped
appearing in all advanced xml views.
> Really a part of the previous change but the SearchControls module’s status
messages and feedback messages have returned now.
> Fixed a regression where if you had a drilldown on a Table module, and it
was displaying timechart results and you also were also using the
generalSearchTermField mechanism to implement a universal drilldown, the
module would not only narrow to the timerange but also add a generic search
term of “time=1455732915
> Advanced improvement for views wiring up generic reporting UI (see the
Report module) and also exposing a generic Binning option to the end user,
(see Report module’s xFieldBins param) and also implementing generic
drilldown to other complex form search views. (See Redirector’s
generalSearchTermField param) On drilldown the system will now correctly
unwind categorically-binned xaxis values like “10-20” into “foo>=10 foo<20”.
> Fixed a bug where the legacy Splunk token $search$ could not be used in the
value of a Redirector module’s arg.* param.
> Within the SearchControls module, the “Save search” option under the Save
button now changes to say “Save report” if the search being saved has any
non-streaming transforming search commands.
3.3.9 (January 25th, 2016)
> Added a selectAllOptimization param to CheckboxPulldown that defaults to
“False”. Other allowed values are “*” and “omit”. See CheckboxPulldown
docs inside Sideview Utils itself for more details.
> Added a new UI module called NavBar that can be used to replace Splunk’s
AppBar module. The look and feel of the menus is different, but when
saved reports are run, now they will again work correctly and load in the
view in which they were saved (this was broken in Splunk 6.3)
> Fixed a problem in the Pulldown module when using the “Chosen” mode
(mode=”advanced”). The most common bug you might have seen as a result of
this problem was where a dynamic pulldown didn’t work properly when you
tried to select its very first option.
3.3.8 (November 18th, 2015)
> Fixed a minor issue in Search module as well as SearchControls module that
Splunk 6.3 started flagging in web_service.log as a “Misconfigured View”.
Those modules specified a set of values for the float and preview params
respectively but specified no explicit default.
> Fixed a bug in Table module where if you were using it in conjunction with
a FieldPicker it wouldn’t display its nicely string-formatted “time” field.
3.3.7 (October 5th, 2015)
> Fixed a bug where $foo$ tokens from the URL that contained html-unsafe
chars, would get html-escaped if you plugged them directly into a Search
module’s searches. (This was a side effect of 3.3.3, when we started html
escaping all URLLoader tokens by default).
> When you’re using the Sideview SearchControls module, the search/dashboard
menus will now refresh themselves properly when new searches/dashboards are
saved by the user. This was core functionality in the AppBar module back in
4.X but was broken in a later Splunk release . Patch is applied only to 6+.
> CheckboxPulldown now has a param “selectedByDefault” that defaults to “True”.
If set to False, its default behavior preserving selection states will
reverse so that options load unselected.
> Fixed a problem that affected Splunk 5.X customers if they were passing
multivalued $foo$ tokens in drilldowns to new views. The target page
would hang onload with a JS TypeError “div.text(…).html is not a function”
> Fixed a bug where drilldown views attempting to display multivalued $foo$
tokens in HTML modules would cause the pageload to fail with an error 500.
> Fixed a subtle regression in certain complex scenarios involving both
multivalued $foo$ tokens and drilldowns to new views where the array-valued
value on the target page would get accidentally flattened to a
comma-separated string. Possibly this has only been seen in our test cases.
3.3.6 (August 19th 2015)
> Fixed some bugs in Sideview Editor where param values that happened to
look like valid json couldn’t be submitted.
> Fixed various critical and fatal bugs in the Sideview Editor if you were
using root_endpoint config in web.conf, ie if you had implemented SSO or
were otherwise putting Splunk behind a reverse proxy.
> Fixed a number of problems in the Sideview Editor if you were using recent
versions of Firefox.
> Fixed bugs in the Sideview Report Builder where stack mode could get
inadvertently turned on for linecharts which is extremely unintuitive and
thus very confusing.
> Fixed an obscure bug if you used the obsolete SimpleResultsTable module and
also did not specify its “displayRowNumbers” param, and also were using
drilldown with the $click.fields.fieldName$ feature, the field values were
off by one.
> Patched a longstanding bug in Splunk’s JobProgressIndicator module where
in complex scenarios involving form searches and/or switcher logic, the
page could load with the module shown, erroneously in a ~60% complete state,
when the search it was attached to had not even started.
> “View the XML for this page” links now work even when SSO is implemented
with a defined ROOT_ENDPOINT.
> Fixed a problem that was preventing a lot of Sideview XML views from working
in Splunk 5.X. Sideview Utils had come to depend on $.isNumeric however that
function did not exist in the jquery versions that shipped with Splunk 5.X.
> working prototype version of CheckboxDropdownView (for SplunkJS Dashboards).
3.3.5 (May 8th, 2015)
> Fixed Lookup Updater that had broken when Splunk made an underlying and
undocumented framework change in 6.2 concerning csrf token availability.
> Gave the little-known Report module new params xFieldBins and zFieldBins
> Changes to the General Report interface to make it much harder for users
to construct nonsensical reports.
> Changes to the General Report interface so that if a numeric field is
specified on either the x-axis or as a split-by field, the field values are
are automatically binned and a pulldown appears for the user to specify
how many bins to use. The new pulldowns default to 15 bins.
3.3.4 (April 21st, 2015)
> fixed a bug in CheckboxPulldown that could cause it to unselect all options
unexpectedly when UI elements upstream in the page were used.
3.3.3 (April 6th, 2015)
> ShowHide module now does $foo$ substitution before calculating selectors
to show and hide.
> Table module now has a param “allowSorting” that defaults to True. if set to
False, the column headers no longer have sort arrows and the user can not
sort the data by clicking the column headers.
> Work to close a number of script injection holes. URLLoader will now HTML
escape all arguments passed on the URL, and specific form element modules
do some extra work to nonetheless correctly prepopulate their selections.
3.3.2 (January 19th, 2015)
> added a “dateFormat” param to the DateTime module. the default is still
“mm/dd/yy”, but in your views you can now set it to “dd/mm/yy”.
> The old svconsole, accessible by putting ?showsvconsole=1 on any view URL
is now working again. (Although made largely obselete by the Sideview
Editor’s Runtime Debug mode, svconsole is still in use out there.)
> Resolved a CSS inconsistency between label elements in form element modules.
TextField and Checkbox font-sizes now match that of the other modules.
> Added a maxRows param to Multiplexer. This param applies only to unpaged
Multiplexers and acts as a failsafe on the number of rows being multiplexed.
> Fixed a bug where Multiplexed Radio modules would behave a single giant
set of radio buttons – (ie only one radio could be selected across all
multiplexed Radio module instances).
> Fixed a longstanding problem in the underlying Splunk UI’s use of
prototype.bind that was causing a great deal of UI slowness.
> When users click the associated label elements in multiplexed Checkbox and
Radio modules, the associated input becomes checked/unchecked
> Fixed a bug around the Multiplexing of Multiplexer modules. (yes this is
supported), where the wrong dom insertion point would sometimes be used.
> Fixed a bug where in some cases Redirector modules downstream from Button
modules would not redirect until the Button was clicked a second time.
3.3.1 (December 1st, 2014)
> Fixed bug in Radio module where $moduleName.label$ would not work to
display the readable label of the selected radio button.
> Fixed bug in DateTime module where times were always displayed and
calculated in browser timezone and DST instead of the server’s.
> Fixed bug in Timeline module where times were always displayed in browser
timezone and DST instead of server’s.
> Many internal changes eliminating dependencies on SplunkWeb and Splunk User
> Added a $results.eventSearch$ key for certain advanced Redirector use cases
> Added a new token $results.expandedSearch$ that will give the search string
with all macros expanded. See the “overview of all the $foo$ tokens” page.
> Fixed a bug in the Editor where the CheckboxPulldown’s staticOptions
param did not render with appropriate value/label/selected fields.
3.3 (August 19th, 2014)
> Search module now has a “preview” param. This obsoletes Splunk’s more
complicated “EnablePreview” module.
> CheckboxPulldown’s “select all by default” behavior now reimplemented so as
to avoid bugs and confusing interactions. Now the module remembers all of
the options that the user has ever *deselected*. Thus everything is
selected when it first appears and if deselected options disappear from the
list and come back later, they will still be unselected.
> Fixed a bug in CheckboxPulldown where the check-all / uncheck-all button
area took up an extra row.
> In the Sideview Editor, Sideview vs Splunk modules are now differentiated
by the presence of a little orange mark in top left corner.
> Sideview Editor no longer adds extra trailing whitespace to CDATA’ed params.
> Sideview Editor no longer creates <param name=”group”></param> nodes when
you add a group attribute, and these params are now pruned away from the
given module when the edit form is submitted.
> Fixed bug in Sideview Editor where null-valued entries in the Pulldown’s
staticOptions param could not be entered.
> Sideview Editor now displays the module’s Id in the help text panel, when
you pick a module to edit, purely as a convenience for developers.
> Sideview Editor now gives an error if you try to add a Sideview module to
the view before adding the required SideviewUtils module.
> Fixed a bug in the Table module introduced in 3.2.8 – if you set one or
more default.* params but did not set selectedIndex, it wouldn’t show
downstream modules until the user clicked a row.
> Added docs and examples page covering the Table module’s “default.*” params
as well as the newer “selectedIndex” param.
> Changed the “embedded button” example in the Table Embedding docs, to hit a
custom python controller instead of running a search with a custom command.
3.2.9 (August 11th, 2014)
> Fixed a bug where $click.searchTerms$ and $row.searchTerms$ would not work
in chart/table drilldown cases where the search rendering the chart
contained linebreak characters
> Added an example to the Multiplexer docs of how to multiplex single-value
style displays with dynamic background colors.
> Fixed a bug introduced in 3.2.8 where if you were using *both* Table
embedding and drilldown on a single Table module, the hidden modules used
for the embedding feature would be visible below the Table.
> Fixed a bug in the Lookup Updater where rows could not be deleted if any
value contained a “$” character. (similar to the bug in 3.2.8 with edit)
> Fixed some bugs in the Lookup Updater that prevented it from working if one
of the fields was _time. (However _time handling is still a little wonky,
due to some weird behavior in the Splunk Search API itself. )
3.2.8 (July 23rd, 2014)
> Fixed a bug in the Table module where copy and paste out of a Table module
would give you unwanted linebreaks in non-multivalue data cells.
> Fixed a bug in the Lookup Updater where edits would fail if one or more
values contained a $ character.
> Gave Table module a “selectedIndex” param. You can set this to “0” and it
will treat the first rendered row as selected by default.
> Improved functionality in Table such that if you have given it default.*
params, and all of them match a given row, the first such row is
highlighted, drilldown tokens from that row are pushed downstream.
> Improved functionality in table such that if your default.* match a row,
the drilldown tokens contain the keys from the other cells as well.
3.2.7 (June 21st, 2014)
> Patched a bug in JSChart whereby clicks on timecharts were not setting a
framework flag correctly for inline drilldown cases involving postprocess
> Fixed an obscure bug in ResultsValueSetter where $foo$ substitution could
get run twice if PostProcess was used.
> Added a $foo.rawValue$ token to Checkbox module’s output for consistency.
> Added a $foo.labels$ token to CheckboxPulldown’s output for consistency.
> Multiplexer now disables Splunk’s legend color synchronization as this
led to infinite loops and crashes when JSCharts were multiplexed with
a paged Multiplexer or with Table Embedding.
> Fixed a code-formatting problem in the ‘detecting sideview utils’ docs.
> Fixed a bug in the Events module where postprocess changes would not always
cause the events to re-render.
> Removed the Pager from the Lookup Updater’s “Add” tab, as this had made it
very hard to add rows to lookups with more than 10 fields.
> Removed the setting that had turned off JS minification, as this had the
unpleasant side effect of making all of Splunk’s Simple XML views and views
made with the 6.0 web framework load incredibly slowly.
3.2.6 (May 2nd, 2014)
> Fixed CheckboxPulldown which was broken in Splunk 4.X and 5.X. A conflict
between Splunk’s jquery and a jquery extension also used by core Splunk
broke functionality that CheckboxPulldown needed. (By Splunk 6 they had
quietly fixed the conflict so the bug never appeared there.)
> Improved functionality of the ZoomLinks module so that it can pick up
subrange selection events from FlashTimeline and offer functionality like
“zoom to selected range”.
3.2.5 (April 30th, 2014)
> Fixed a bug in Pager where a second Pager at the bottom, when used in
a small subset of advanced configurations, would erroneously trip a
runtime check and complain that it had no downstream modules.
> Fixed a bug in the Sideview Editor whereby in Reattach mode if you had
invalid input in the “new parent” module field, submitting the form would
effectively delete the detached module(s) from the view.
> Improved error messaging in some areas of the Sideview Editor.
3.2.4 (April 23rd, 2014)
> Fixed a bug in the Link module where if it had only a single Redirector child
(and thus was doing smart things with ctrl-clicks and right-clicks) you
could get into states where upstream changes would trigger the redirect.
3.2.3 (April 14th, 2014)
> Fixed a problem in CheckboxPulldown where statically configured pulldowns
configured to have some options manually selected would incorrectly select
all options on page load.
> Patched a bug in the jquery-ui multiselect widget used by CheckboxPulldown
where the control would break if option values contained double quotes.
> Added a “nullTemplate” param where the developer can now specify how to
template null option values (eg “NOT $name$=*”)
> Fixed a bug in Events module where use cases involving clickable field
values that also used Splunk’s legacy intention systems could end up
double-escaping backslash characters.
> Removed a config check from Pager that was more trouble than it was worth
in that it was exposing us to a class of bugs in the core Splunk
framework’s “context staleness” code.
3.2.2 (March 27th, 2014)
> Fixed a syntax problem in SearchControls module that prevented it
from working on older IE browsers while in “Compatibility Mode”.
> Fixed a bug in Radio module where individual radios couldn’t have null
3.2.1 (March 25th, 2014)
> Changed CheckboxPulldown to not by default add an “all/*” option.
> Fixed a problem in ArrayValueSetter that made the module unusable in IE8
if microsoft’s “compatibility mode” was on.
> Fixed a typo introduced in 3.2 that made all Sideview modules not work in
IE8 if microsoft’s “compatibility mode” was on.
3.2 (March 18th, 2014)
> Added a CheckboxPulldown module. This is much like a Multiple selection
Pulldown except that it allows the multiple selection via checkboxes next
to each option and it only takes as much screen space as a regular Pulldown.
Unlike normal multiple selection mode, here all checkboxes are checked by default.
> Changed the Pulldown module so that separator and outerTemplate can be
omitted. Defaults are “+OR+” and “( $value$ )” respectively.
> Added a prototype version of a new TreeMap module with zoom interaction and
> Added an early prototype version of a new SankeyChart module.
> Fixed problems in the example configs for the Link module, where the
arguments weren’t getting passed on the URL.
> improved search API usage in Pulldown,Checkboxes,Radio,Tabs and
ResultsValueSetter so searches are dispatched with status_buckets=0 much
more often. This will greatly speed up searches, especially in distributed.
3.1.1 (February 17th, 2014)
> Fixed the Link module so that if it only has a Redirector module downstream
then it behaves as you might hope when the link is right-clicked or control-
> Removed the Link module’s recently-added and problematic param
“hideUntilSearchDispatched”, as this concept was flawed. Replaced with
a “hideUntilPushReceived” param that defaults to True.
3.1 (February 11th, 2014)
> Improved how modules with “template” params handle double quotes in
the values specifically when their template then wraps those values in
double quotes. Such cases now get the inner quotes backslash-escaped.
> Gave the DateTime module a “showTimepicker” param to mirror the underlying
config in datetimepicker itself. Boolean-valued. Does what you would expect.
> added *prototype* version of the ShowHide module. As with all prototypes,
this module is subject to change or outright removal.
> added float, clear and cssClass params to the SearchControls module.
> added $results.isDone$, and $results.doneProgressPercent$ to the standard
keys we provide about the current search results.
> Improved behavior in the Link module so that it hides itself until
the search is dispatched. This can be turned off with a param.
> Improved the AutoRefresh module so that if you place it just upstream from
the dispatch point, it’ll restart the refresh timer whenever that point is
refreshed by some other push from upstream.
> Fixed a bug in Link module and Button module where if allowAutoSubmit was
set to False then downstream modules would continue thinking the page was
loading and so might do strange things like ignore the next push.
> Fixed a bug in the Sideview Editor where string values wrapped in quotes
like “$value$” would get their quotes stripped off when submitted.
> Changed the Editor so that if you click a module in the preview pane, it
selects and centers that module in the Schematic pane.
> Button module can now determine allowAutoSubmit based on whether autoRun is
present explicitly in the URL by setting allowAutoSubmit to $autoRun$.
> Patched Splunk dashboard panel vertical-resizing code so that it no longer
messes with any rows that only have one panel to begin with.
> Patched Splunk dashboard panel resizing code so it now works properly instead
of making the panels jitter briefly at the wrong heights.
> Fixed a bug in DateTime where if you were using URLLoader to prepopulate it
from the page URL, it would sometimes reset to the URL value again later.
> Fixed a bug in Pulldown and also in DateTime where you couldn’t wire up
complex applyContext scenarios mixing legacy intention techniques with
Sideview “filter” techniques.
3.0.1 (January 23, 2014)
> Added the Search Exploder view, which allows you to paste in a complex
search expression and explore results and fields at each intermediate pipe.
> Added the Search w/PostProcess view, which is much like the core search
view except it includes a field for postprocess – useful for debugging.
> Fixed a bug in DateTime around when 2 of them are used as absolute time
controls, and URLLoader is managing back button and forward button.
> Fixed a subtle but longstanding bug in Pulldown around complex applyContext
> Patched an ugly problem created if you use Splunk’s SearchMode module.
> Gave the Table module some error messaging so if there’s a malformed
postprocess search, then instead of just dying with a 404, it tells the user
an error occurred, and that the error likely concerns postprocess syntax.
> Fixed a bug in the Link module where downstream modules were not initially
hidden when allowAutoSubmit was false.
> Fixed a bug in the Link module where clicking the link would reset scroll
position to the top of the page.
> Made the CSS of the Pulldown’s “advanced” mode (ie using Chosen library),
have css text sizes and spacing more in line with the other modules.
> Fixed a bug in the Link module where the literal $foo$ tokens would appear
initially on the page until the first push came down.
> Fixed a bug in the Sideview Editor where the “show all params” radio would
not work correctly unless you clicked the label.
3.0 (December 24th, 2013)
> Added the DateTime module, a module that gives the user a user friendly
way to pick an absolute date and time. Commonly used in pairs to set an
> Added the AutoRefresh module, including docs and a working example.
> SearchControls module uses a new Sideview export controller for streaming
export, and unlike the core splunk export the exported results will
correctly account for postprocess searches.
> Added a new controller “freshmaker” for the FreshMaker to hit, to replace
Splunk’s core refresh endpoint which can be extremely slow in 6.0.
> Sideview Editor’s “show all params” vs “show only selected params” control
is now a radio button instead of a pulldown.
> Timeline module’s drag selection now highlights as you drag instead of only
highlighting when you release the mouse button.
> Timeline module design change – lower time granularities are now below.
> Fixed a problem whereby the app’s search and report views collided with
new core Splunk views of the same names introduced in 6.0.
> Fixed some timerange header rendering bugs in the Timeline module.
> Fixed a bug in the Editor where strange things would happen if you set a
module param to “0” or “-1”.
> Fixed a bug in the Editor where you could not enter emptystring values
in “list” params like staticOptions.
> Fixed a bug in the Sideview Editor where the “foo.*” type of module params
were not getting their contextual help text shown while editing.
> Fixed a bug in SearchControls where the updated image sprite file in
Splunk 6 broke the export icon in the SearchControls module.
> Fixed a bug where the “default.*” params of the Table module did not do
> Fixed a bug in Multiplexer where if the multiplexed value(s) had tags
associated with it, then the tag names would glom onto the end of the
multiplexer field value(s).
> Fixed a bug in the Table module so that you can now Table-embed a
Multiplexer module and thus create portals to other dimensions.
2.7.1 (November 26th, 2013)
> Fixed a bug in the Filters module where certain back-button and
forward-button scenarios would lead to inconsistent UI state.
> Fixed a bug in the Timeline module where it wouldn’t call abandonJob
which made it not filter correctly for “transforming” searches.
> Fixed a bug in the Lookup Updater where if you entered a space or
a comma while editing it would submit the edit. Now the only way to
submit it while typing is to hit Enter.
2.7 (October 14th 2013)
> added columns.someFieldName.class and columns.someFieldName.style
params to Table module. These act like the rowClass and rowStyle params
of the Table’s “rendering” feature set except for individual cells and columns.
> Added prototype of the “Link” module, which works basically just like
Button, but which will make it easier to do lots of “SingleValue” style
dashboard config. When multiplexed it gives simple link lists.
> Added the ability for Checkboxes modules to select all checkboxes if they
receive an upstream key with their same name, and a value of “*”
> Fixed a bug where selected=”True” on statically defined checkboxes in the
Checkboxes module wouldn’t work.
> Added an export controller that supports postProcess, so app developers can
build their own export workflows that leverage postProcess searches on
2.6.5 (September 30th 2013)
> Added an “htmlEscapeKeys” param to HTML, so that users can choose to escape
html-unsafe chars in their $foo$ tokens. Default assumption remains that the
inserted text might actually be HTML markup.
> Updated Sideview Editor so that now when adding a module you get module.conf
description displayed contextually as you flip around through the modules.
> Implemented the sparkline() convention in the Table module, so you can now
do “| stats sparkline(count) by foo” and Tables will render sparklines.
> Patched a bug in core Splunk UI whereby certain interactions like zooming
into a selected range on a FlashTimeline would have odd effects like hiding
the FlashTimeline module. Views using Sideview Utils are no longer affected.
> Fixed a bug in Pager where in some cases it would display before it
received its first push from upstream.
> Fixed a bug in Pager where if you had it downstream from a FlashTimeline
module, but dispatching a transforming search, when a new timerange was
clicked in FlashTimeline it wouldnt draw the right number of page links.
> Fixed another corner case in “chosen”-style Pulldown prepopulation.
> Fixed a bug in ResultsValueSetter where it would improperly hold on to prior
values when a later search returned zero results.
> Fixed a bug where selected=”True” on statically defined radio buttons in
the Radio module wouldn’t work.
> Fixed a regression in the Lookup Updater introduced in 2.5, where rows with
null cells would get deleted when any update was submitted.
2.6.4 (August 23rd 2013)
> Updated Table-Embedding so that when you use $row.fields.fieldName$ in
embedded modules, backslashes and quotes are escaped. For non-search uses
within embedded modules, there’s also now $row.fields.fieldName.rawValue$.
> Broadened the Multiplexer module by allowing you to configure it with more
than one field. For each row in search-results and thus each multiplexed row
each of the given fields will be available as $foo$ tokens.
> Fixed a problem in SavedSearch module where if you used group attributes in
dashboard template, with a scheduled search where useHistory was on, it
would display “NaNd ago” on the right side of the panel header.
> Fixed a small bug in Tabs where you could use the postProcess param and
specify $postProcess$ therein to pick up upstream postProcess but short of
that it would not pick up upstream postProcess searches.
> Added a requested feature to Tabs where it will now do $foo$ replacement
into *static* tab values before it outputs them downstream.
> Fixed another Firefox bug that only appeared with recent Firefox versions
that would break the Sideview Editor sometimes when you edited views that
were using $results.fieldName$ syntax in HTML modules.
> Fixed a bug in the new fancy “chosen” Pulldowns, where purely static config
didn’t prepopulate from the url. Note this mode still has prototype status.
> Improved behavior with chosen multiselect Pulldowns when explicit width
> Fixed a regression in the Checkboxes module dating from 2.6.1.
2.6.3 (August 8th, 2013)
> Fixed a regression introduced in 2.6.2 in the Sideview Editor where most
module edits would fail with errors.
> Introduced new prototype “mode” param on Pulldown. Allows you to replace
<select> elements with more usable dropdowns using the chosen jquery plugin.
2.6.2 (August 7th, 2013)
> Updated the Sideview Editor to fix view-attribute-editing in Splunk 6.0.
> Updated the JSChart patch to make the expanded set of drilldown tokens
work with certain modifications made to JSChart in Splunk 6.0. The patch of
course remains backwards compatible with Splunk 5.X and 4.X
2.6.1 (July 29, 2013)
> Fixed a bug where if you used HTML module’s “src” param, $foo$
tokens in included content HTML didn’t work at runtime.
> Reverted quote-character-escaping changes made in 2.6 to Pulldown,TextField,
Checkboxes,Radio and Tabs modules. What is a clear improvement to tables
and charts, turned out to be problematic in these other modules in a broad class
of use cases.
2.6 (July 26, 2013)
> Added a feature to ValueSetter whereby you can have it output different
values depending on whether different conditions are true regarding
> Added a feature to ValueSetter where you can now use it to set more than
one value at a time. Instead of setting “name” and “value” params, you
set an “arg.name1” param to “value1” and “arg.name2” to “value2”.
> Fixed a bug in Advanced Search view, where resizing the chart led to
broken states or didnt work depending on browser.
> Fixed a bug in Advanced Search view, where if your base search contained
other search commands, the chart drilldowns would fail.
> Fixed search term highlighting in Events module which broke due to some
underlying CSS changes in Splunk 5.0
> Fixed a bug in the JSChart and FlashChart patches whereby the new
$click.searchTerms$ key could have double backslash-escaping on split-by
> Fixed a number of cases particularly in drilldown logic where literal
backslash characters were being escaped for the search language but literal
double quote characters were not. Changes were made both to core Sideview
code and to Sideview patches on FlashChart/JSChart/SimpleResultsTable.
> Fixed some weird bugs that would happen if you put two SearchControls
modules on the same page.
> Fixed a bug in Events module around clicking the field=value elements.
> Fixed a bug where $foo$ replacement failed on keys whose name suggested the
array-valued syntax, but were actually simple string keys, eg “$foo$”.
This was affecting some advanced prepopulation cases.
2.5 (July 3rd 2013)
Sideview Utils. It is hard to describe but easy to use.
2.4.10 (June 11th, 2013)
> Changed behavior of ArrayValueSetter so that by default it will trim
whitespace from the individual values.
> Changed how Switcher modules implement show/hide for downstream modules
to match best practices and not conflict with Gate functionality.
> Fixed a regression introduced in 2.4.8 that broke the $click.searchTerms$
key in the patches for FlashChart and JSChart modules.
2.4.9 (May 24th, 2013)
> Fixed a bug in Multiplexer where the multiplexed modules would be invisible
if the topmost module in the multiplexed branch was a “hidden” module.
> Fixed a minor bug with paged tables where if you nested one inside another,
any count param from the outer set would overrride all count params you
had on the inner set. Fix applied to both Table and SimpleResultsTable.
> Removed some String.trim() calls that had crept in, causing bugs on IE8
> customized views based on the Lookup Updater (oem customer only) can now
pass ‘redirectOverride’ URL to send user after successful reupload actions.
> Improved exception handling in the Lookup Updater’s reupload tab
> Added a warning if you try to use the Lookup Updater to update a lookup
marked “private” on Windows. Such lookup files cannot be opened by
SplunkWeb reliably on Windows, so our only recourse is to not try. User is
directed to first share the lookup with all users of the app.
> Fixed a problem in the Lookup Updater where editing a row could change the
column order (bug in Splunk’s outputlookup/inputlookup commands) and then
subsequent attempts to reupload from scratch would fail due to a difference
in the column names. Reupload now tolerates differences in column order.
> Added a ‘results per page’ pulldown to the Lookup Updater
2.4.8 (May 10th, 2013)
> Changed the allowAutoSubmit param on Button to now allow $foo$ tokens.
> Patched the Splunk.Search class to clear “status buckets” and “required
field list” properties instead of leaking them down to drilldown searches.
This is expected to have a very significant positive effect on performance
in form search views using realtime windowed searches and probably a large
across the board performance improvement, the extent of which is unknown.
> Fixed a bug in the Table module where you could not sort and then page
through the results with the selected sort criteria – the sorting would
reset as soon as you changed the page number.
> Fixed an obscure bug where autoRun attributes attached directly to Button
modules wouldn’t work in some cases.
> Fixed a bug where the $row.searchTerms$ and $click.searchTerms$ keys
were not correctly escaping internal backslash characters in searchterms.
> Fixed a bug where the use of the limit keyword in timechart reports
would confuse the automatic split-by-term-detection that generates the
> Fixed a bug in Multiplexer where underneath Switchers and certain other
complex config, the Multiplexed modules might be shown at incorrect times.
> Fixed a bug in very advanced cases using the Filters module and the
Sideview filters convention, where backslash-escaping sometimes happened
at the wrong layer.
> Added first version of the Gate module and testcases.
> Added documentation and examples page for Radio module
> Added documentation and examples page for ValueSetter module.
> Added documentation and examples page for Filters module.
2.4.7 (April 15th 2013)
> Fixed a subtle bug affecting only IE, where when certain modules were
embedded into Table module rows, it wouldn’t render the Button’s when
you changed the page.
> Removed a marginally useful WARN from the Context patch because it was
actually dragging down UI performance in some cases.
> Added a docs example showing inline drilldown on a JSChart module.
2.4.6 (April 10th, 2013)
> Fixed a regression introduced in 2.4.4 in the Pager module where secondary
Pagers (second Pagers below Tables) stopped working correctly.
> Fixed a problem in multiplexed modules and table-embedded modules where
Redirector modules would think the page was still loading and not respond
the first time you interacted with them.
2.4.5 (April 2nd, 2013)
> Fixed a bug in Checkboxes module where selection of exactly one
dynamically rendered checkbox would sometimes get cleared.
> Added the new Radio module, which you configure much like Pulldown,
Tabs and Checkboxes.
> Fixed a bug in the SearchControls module where the export button was
being enabled before the job was completed.
> Rewrote and reorganized the postProcess intro docs. Also fixed the
example searches to work when Splunk is installed on windows.
2.4.4 (March 25th, 2013)
> Fixed a general performance problem that was most severe on pages that
contained lots of Pulldowns, and particularly severe on IE.
> Added “default.*” params to the Table module that allow you to specify
values that should be made available to drilldown config *before* any row
is actually clicked. When one or more is set, the downstream config will
not be hidden when the page loads.
> Fixed a problem in the general postProcess fix in 2.2.7, such that the Table
module now will forget about the upstream postProcess like other modules.
> Removed redundant requests in Table module that were causing some aborts().
> Fixed a never-reported bug in Table whereby changes to postProcess but not
to search would fail to reset the drilldown tokens being sent downstream.
> Various docs improvements responding to customer feedback.
2.4.3 (March 3rd, 2013)
> Fixed a problem that was introduced 2 days ago by the savedsearch fix in
2.4.2. SVU once again installs and runs on Splunk 4.3.X as well as 5.0.X
2.4.2 (March 1st, 2013)
> Fixed a bug where in views using Sideview-style savedsearch system,
non-admin users would end up with the sideview keys not saved, which meant
all the form elements would not reload correctly later.
> Fixed a menu alignment issue in the SearchControls module if you had a
complex page with floated or absolute positioned layouts and the menus
came very near the right edge of the window.
> Fixed a mistake in the app’s metadata where a key macro for the report
builder (‘get_fields_for_report_pulldowns’) was only readable by admins.
module and your app name had a hyphen in it, it would fail and display
an error about legal characters in app names.
> Lookup Updater’s redirect after reupload action was hardcoded to
sideview_utils/update_lookup. Now returns to the original app+view names.
> Fixed a problem on Windows where Lookup Updater’s reupload function would
sometimes only work once per lookup.
2.4.1 (February 21st, 2013)
> Enabled the HiddenSavedSearch and EnablePreview modules in the Sideview
> Fixed term highlighting and click behavior in the Events module which had
quietly broken due to an underlying change to Splunk 5.0
> Fixed a bug in the “search” sample interface whereby the FlashTimeline
and SearchControls modules were always hidden.
> Fixed a bug in Pulldown where if you were using Sideview’s methods to save
form element state into the saved search, multiple selection would not get
saved correctly and would thus not prepopulate correctly on load.
2.4 (February 12th, 2013)
> Fixed a problem in the Checkbox module that prevented it from saving its
state into savedsearches.conf correctly, and populating itself from saved
searches. Testcases added.
> Updated context serialization to not preserve $results.*$ keys into
> Added a new “rows” param to TextField so you can have multiline input.
> Added a new “ArrayValueSetter” module to add more flexibility around using
selections from multiselectPulldowns, as well as multiline textfields, or
using multivalued keys (?foo=bar&foo=baz&foo=bat) from URLLoader.
> Added a new “Checkboxes” module that you use and configure much like a
multiselect Pulldown module, except that it renders static and dynamic
checkboxes instead of multiselect pulldown options.
> Officially added a lot of previously unofficial testcase views.
> Worked around a problem in how advanced XML handles whitespace-valued
params, such that you can now specify “\n” as the delim in ValueSetter.
> Fixed a problem where Checkbox click behavior wasn’t quite right on IE
> Fixed a bug in Table where if you clicked exactly on the sort arrows the
click would be ignored.
> Fixed a bug in Table where if you clicked slightly below the actual table
or on a column header it would get interpreted as an inline drilldown click.
2.3 (January 16th, 2013)
> Added optional “target” and “windowFeatures” params to the Redirector module.
> Added an optional “cssClass” param to all visible Sideview modules. When
set, the module’s container div will get the given css class(es). At runtime
the module will automatically replace $foo$ tokens into these values.
> Fixed a bug in the Table module where transformed searches feeding it
wouldn’t get redispatched when the timerange was narrowed by the
FlashTimeline module specifically.
> Fixed a typo in testcases_for_results_value_setter.xml that was forcing a
confirmation prompt on Splunk restarts.
> Reverted the patch that had been applied to JSChart in 2.2.9. Root cause is
now fixed in a way that does not disable the chart’s resizing feature.
> Added optional customBehavior param to Multiplexer module.
> Fixed issue in SearchControls where it would flash a bit as dynamic Pulldown
modules loaded upstream.
> Added a “checkAutoRunAttributes” param to the SideviewUtils module. Off by
default, this can be used to check views for autoRun problems. See
SideviewUtils.conf for more details.
> Added an empty onResultsRendered template method to Table, to make some
> Improved a Sideview patch for a bug in JSChart so as to avoid a problem that
came up in ESS.
2.2.10 (January 3rd, 2013)
> Pruned away some internal keys that were being serialized into saved contexts
> Fixed some docs pages that were accidentally not visible in the nav.
> Removed a trailing comma that caused several problems specifically on IE7.
> Fixed a rare but significant problem with the “view XML for this page” links.
2.2.9 (December 17th, 2012)
> Fixed a subtle bug in the Table module where the embedding feature would
explicitly clear the cloned modules’ container divs rather than calling
their resetUI methods.
> Added a patch to the JSChart module so that it doesn’t erroneously use a
placeholder div as its rendering container. Unpatched this leads to
there being two placeholder divs which breaks vertical alignments.
> Added more details docs for the Table module, around both its “custom
rendering” features and its “custom embedding” features.
2.2.8 (December 4th, 2012)
> Fixed a bug in Redirector where the mergeDrilldownKeys code could
inadvertently backslash-escape keys that weren’t supposed to be
> Enabled the Multiplexer to show up as a legal module in the Sideview Editor.
2.2.7 (November 28th, 2012)
> Made a change to the underlying Splunk UI Framework so that postprocess
searches will be automatically cleared in drilldown searches rather than
reapplying to those drilldown searches unexpectedly.
> Improved the Pulldown module so that it will only reload its dynamic
options when necessary, rather than reloading them every time it receives
new data from above.
> Removed a JSChart patch that was interfering with chart resizing.
> Fixed a bug in the Editor where true and false would get rewritten to
True and False.
> Fixed a bug in Redirector’s autoDrilldown handling around split-by fields.
> Fixed a bug in how Table+Redirector handled drilldowns on timecharts.
> Fixed a bug in the Pulldown module where it would ignore the PostProcess
modules from upstream and only ever listen to its own postProcess param.
2.2.6 (November 15, 2012)
> CSS additions to the Table module to clear floats by default and enable
> Added new functionality to Lookup Updater – create new row, update
existing row, delete existing row.
> Updated Table to allow runtime $foo$ replacement into the hiddenFields and
> search view now correctly ignores FieldPicker’s selected fields when
displaying transformed results
> Added “no results found” messaging to the Table module.
> Switcher module now hides its children on page load, and doesn’t show any
child branches until the first push.
> Multiplexer now hides it’s single child on page load rather than waiting
for the first push to do so.
2.2.5 (November 2nd, 2012)
> Multiplexer now gives an error targeted at developers if it’s given more than
> Pager now works in cases when paged Tables are downstream from drilldowns on
other paged Tables, or downstream from paged Multiplexers.
> Fixed a problem in the Table module where when a row was selected and the
page was then changed, it would output unpredictable drilldown keys.
> Fixed an old problem where the CSS we packaged in Sideview Utils to help
replace SingleValue with HTML, was inadvertently disabled.
2.2.4 (October 30th, 2012)
> patch added to Sideview Utils to fix the Sideview Report Builder and Sideview
Chart view to work with Splunk 5.0. This patches an unexpected change in
Splunk 5.0 whereby saved search names in @go URL’s changed to be full entity
paths, and also a bug in Splunk 5.0 where part of those entity paths were
> Found an inconsistency where saved searches over all time, when loaded by the
URLLoader module, weren’t setting the explicit all/all timerange.
2.2.3 (October 26th, 2012)
> Fixed a bug in the Table module where if you used both the “fields” param
and the “hiddenFields” param, it wouldn’t request the hiddenFields.
2.2.2 (October 10th, 2012)
> Fixed two bugs in the Table module that disrupted functionality in IE6,IE7.
2.2.1 (October 8, 2012)
> Updated the Table module to render multivalue fields with a linebreak
in between each value.
2.2 (October 6, 2012)
2.1.2 (August 24, 2012)
2.1.1 (August 14, 2012)
> Fixed a regression introduced in 2.1 whereby the autoRun key in URL’s
stopped working properly (normal autoRuns were fine).
> Updated the Events module so that if you drag-select text it doesn’t think
you’re trying to click a segment.
2.1 (August 8, 2012)
with which you can add one or more CSS and JS files to be included from
a given app, or from the current app.
> Launched the new “Runtime Debug” mode in the Sideview Editor.
> Fixed a bug in the Sideview Editor where core Splunk modules that neglected
to specify all param labels in their .conf files could not be edited.
> Improved contextual help and messaging across the Sideview Editor.
> Added a new tool called the Lookup Updater. It’s a simple user interface
that admin users can use to edit an existing file-based lookup.
> Updated the TimeRangePicker patch, such that the explicit ‘All Time’ syntax
of all/all, (support for which has been quietly in the SVU codebase for
some time), now triggers TimeRangePicker prepopulation. the normal or
‘implicit’ All Time timeranges still do not trigger prepopulation.
> Updated URLLoader to preserve ‘all time’ time ranges with the explicit
all/all form, so that the all time will finally work correctly in back
and forward button use cases, in all views where keepUrlUpdated=true.
> Fixed a recent regression (2.0.10) in the Events module where events
wouldn’t render if the search had an all-time timerange.
> Updated the HTML to not log errors when the search results are completely
empty. There was no functional bug here but the error logging looked bad.
> Fixed a bug in Pulldown where in some configurations the little built-in
progress bars wouldn’t show the progress of the job.
2.0.10 (July 31, 2012)
> Added print.css to make Sideview UI elements print better.
> Fixed a bug in HTML module where multiple selection args in the URL could
cause problems in the target view.
> Added time headers to the Events module (endless scroller) so that as you
scroll past major time boundaries in the search results you get a nice
header clueing you into the change.
2.0.9 (July 24 2012)
> Updated HTML, Pulldown, ResultsValueSetter, Pager and Tabs modules to be
compatible with the new json search results format in the Splunk 5.0 beta.
(Note that we are also still compatible with the old 4.X format.)
> Fixed a bug in the Sideview Editor where when you first added some params
like ‘staticOptions’, the values would not be set correctly.
> Updated the Sideview Editor so that if a param is marked deprecated and it
is not set, it will not display in the add/edit forms.
2.0.8 (July 13, 2012)
> updated URLLoader to pass the savedsearch name as $search.name$.
> improvements and bugfixes for the Sideview Search view.
> Fixed a bug where the SearchBar module wouldn’t prepopulate correctly in
certain hybrid permalink cases.
> added a new “custom_keys” view to the documentation that talks about the
large number of $foo$ keys like $search.timeRange.label$,
$click.searchTerms$, and $results.sid$ that are available when you use
> Fixed the docs for Switcher – the advanced example wasn’t set up correctly.
> Changed core CSS on the Tabs module to improve rendering on IE.
> Added some patches to JSChart to patch some bugs around scheduled saved
searches, handling during postProcess, and to reduce some unnecessary
requests to the server that were causing aborts.
> Fixed a bug in the Sideview Chart interface where the ‘expand all macros’
link pointed to the Splunk’s charting view instead of Chart.
> Updated the JSChart patch to preserve the new “render throttling” code
which was added in Splunk 4.3.3.
> removed the ‘prototype’ disclaimer from the new Search interface. Added it
to the nav under ‘Sample interfaces’.
2.0.7 (June 18, 2012)
> Emergency workaround for a bug I discovered in Splunk’s JS minification.
(comments at the end of the module JS files disrupt the page load.). The
comment has now been removed so as to not trigger the bug.
2.0.6 (June 13, 2012)
> Fixed a recent regression in Redirector where the drilldowns into the
‘misc terms’ textFields wouldn’t work correctly.
> Updated the Editor to work when SplunkWeb’s root_endpoint is set.
> new SearchControls module. Obsoletes JobStatus and offers app-developers
a much more flexible and configurable version of similar functionality.
> Fixed a subtle bug in the multiple-selection Pulldowns when the URLLoader
is in keepURLUpdated mode, where the selection state would in some cases
reset away from a null aka ‘all’ selection.
> Updated the patch to the SearchBar so that it has more support for legacy
> Patched a bug in JSChart, where it would die if you gave it a context with a
click.* value that was not string-valued.
> new feature on Redirector – if an arg is set to a $foo$ token that is an
array-valued token (such as selected state from a multivalued Pulldown)
then the array value is serialized into the final URL so that a multivalued
Pulldown in the target view can prepopulate it correctly.
> new feature – the correct splitByField for drilldowns can be inferred by
the system even in the absence of a Report module (and without intentions).
> Added a param called ‘autoDrilldown’ on Redirector. Although very advanced,
and requiring use of the ‘generalSearchTermsField’ param, this allows you to
construct a view wherein chart and table drilldowns from timechart/chart/
stats/top/rare reports will happen automatically (with of course none of
the “intentions” system being used).
2.0.5 (May 18, 2012)
> When you add a module in the Sideview Editor the schematic view
no longer resets your selection to the root node.
> Fixed a bug in the Editor where the “foo.*” params weren’t loading
> Cleaned up the XML formatting as displayed in the view controller’s
show endpoint, to use the standard Sideview patches for readability.
> added messaging for when no wildcard “foo.*” args are set yet on a module.
> Gave the Editor a warning message for Chrome users until we can work around
the Chrome bug where JS loses the ability to access other frames.
2.0.4 (May 16, 2012)
> Fixed a typo in the dynamic pulldown docs that prevented the example from
> Considerable design and interaction improvements on all 4 of the new sample
interfaces – search / chart / report / explore.
> including those sample interfaces in the nav along with an overview.
> Fixed some CSS rendering bugs around using the Events module in the
> Fixed a bug where the actions menus in the Events module could stop
> Made Redirector’s ‘generalSearchTermsField’ functionality work correctly
in all cases when the current terms contain multiple search commands.
> Fixed a bug in the endless scroller module (Events), where the events
would render on top of the typeahead layer.
> Fixed a bug where the Editor wouldn’t launch properly because of URL’s
that still used the old ‘sideview’ directory name.
> Sideview Editor’s “schematic panel” now works on IE7.
> Fixed some of the OTHER/NULL logic that wasn’t quoting field values.
> added the ability to refer to $results.doneProgress$ along with the
other keys like $results.scanCount$.
2.0 (April 18, 2012)
> Changed the FreshMaker to accommodate root_endpoint config in SplunkWeb.
> New Report module. Makes it easy to build views that act as full fledged
general reporting interfaces.
> Patched FlashChart to output drilldown keys that make it trivial to implement
simple drilldown cases, and merely “easy” to implement complex ones.
> new Switcher module. Can be wired up to an existing module, eg: ‘Pulldown’
or ‘ResultsValueSetter’. Based on dynamic values it will then hide/show
different content on the page as appropriate.
> Updated the Pulldown such that instead of the old and complex
“searchFieldsToDisplay” param, you can set much simpler params “valueField”
and “labelField”. Note the old xml-valued param will still work.
> Updated the Pulldown so that you can set a key called “staticOptions”
instead of the old and awkward name “staticFieldsToDisplay”.
Behavior of the new param is the same as the old, and the old param will
> All documentation, examples and testcases updated with new Pulldown params.
> Search module now does $foo$ substitution into earliest and latest params,
meaning you now have more flexibility to build custom UI around timeranges.
> Fixed a minor problem in Utils’ internal testcase code, where some of the
customBehaviors stopped working.
> $foo$ replacement now works with array-valued context keys. They can now
be accessed like so: “$foo$”. Testcases added.
> The absolute timerange of the job itself can now be accessed using
$results.timeRange.label$, $results.timeRange.earliest$, and
$results.timeRange.latest$. This is useful in some complex cases.
> Added a ‘useHistory’ param to SavedSearch module. values are True,False
and Auto, with Auto being the default.
> Added new docs around inline drilldown.
> Added new “mergeDrilldownKeys” param to the Redirector module. When true,
the module works with existing code to automatically merge the click
arguments from tables/charts, into explicit URL arguments
> Added “Filters” module, which needs a little customBehavior to do it’s
intended job, but which allows you to implement custom
> minor change to the Events module to allow more useful copy/paste behavior
> Fixed a bug in the TimeRangePicker patch, where if you were using
URLLoader and keepURLUpdated=True, zoom-in and zoom-out interactions
would sometimes reset to older values from the URL.
1.3.5 (Jul 25, 2012)
> Updated all copy to notify users that the latest version of Sideview Utils is
2.0.9 and is freely available from the Sideview Site for internal use.
> Updated HTML, Pulldown, ResultsValueSetter, and Pager modules to be
compatible with the new json search results format in the Splunk 5.0 beta.
(Note that we are also still compatible with the old 4.X format.)
1.3.4 (Feb 22, 2012)
> Fixed a regression introduced in 1.3.3, around the FlashChart race
conditions in complex views. See release notes for 1.3.1 and 1.3.2.
1.3.3 (Feb 17, 2012)
> Fixed a minor bug in Search, where in some cases the $search.timeRange.*$
keys wouldn’t work correctly in the “search” param.
> Fixed a strange problem that showed up suddenly in IE, where appearance and
behavior of window.console started leading to js errors everywhere on at
least one system.
1.3.2 (Feb 15, 2012)
> Improved the FlashChart patch to avoid a problem where in simpler views
the FlashChart would not load the first time and the user would have to
either submit a second search or interact further to make it appear.
1.3.1 (Feb 13, 2012)
> Fixed a bug in the HTML module, where $foo$ substitution within the
actual value of the “src” param was not done properly. added testcase.
> Patched a problem in the FlashChart module that has been the cause of
many race conditions around page load in complex views.
> Fixed a problem in the Pulldown module where CSS changes in Splunk 4.3
caused the module’s internal progress bar to be misaligned.
1.3 (Jan 27, 2012)
> Fixed a bug on Internet Explorer, with dynamically-loaded Pulldown
modules, if they had enough entries to warrant an automatic scrollbar,
would have some pixels of the longest options obscured.
> Implemented code around how Sideview applies its “customBehaviors”, to fix
a subtle bug in certain cases where customBehaviors would not take effect
until after the autoRun sequence had started. Note that the old methods
to apply customBehaviors from your apps will continue to work, although
they are subject to this bug around autoRun.
1.2.5 (Dec 15, 2011)
> Fixed a bug where dynamically-loaded Pulldown modules would have their
width param ignored on Internet Explorer.
> Improved the integration between the ZoomLinks module and the Timeline
> Ongoing improvements and bugfixes in the new Timeline module.
> Reworked TextField to make customBehaviors for input validation easier.
> Implemented Button’s long lost ‘allowAutoSubmit’ param.
> Fixed a bug where if an HTML param under an autoRun node used the “src”
param instead of “html” param, it would not display its content.
> Gave the HTML module the ability to replace dynamic tokens in the value
of it’s “src” param, (but *only* with values from the querystring)
> Added some high level docs about the advanced XML framework .
1.2.4 (Nov 15, 2011)
> Fixed a bug in 2-level table drilldowns that used the Pager module.
Clicking the second Pager would drive changes in the first taking
away the second Pager and second table.
> First functional version of the Timeline module. (Larger release to
follow within a month or two)
1.2.3 (Oct 20, 2011)
> In apps that implemented the new experimental viewstate circumvention (only
Sideview apps have done this), if you went to a savedsearch URL in a view
where the back button functionality was enabled, the back and forward
buttons would not work correctly.
> Fixed a bug on Internet Explorer that caused [object Object] to
get substituted for the search string in a class of drilldown cases.
1.2.2 (Oct 18, 2011)
> Fixed a problem in ValueSetter if you were using uriEncodeKeys to encode
the actual ‘search’ key.
> Changed Sideview.utils.contextToQueryString so that it no longer preserves
minor keys like ‘foo.value’, ‘foo.rawValue’ and ‘autoRun’
1.2.1 (Oct 12, 2011)
> Fixed typo in homepage HTML that caused the first panel to be invisible.
> Fixed a bug in ValueSetter whereby you couldn’t use custom Sideview keys
like $results.sid$ in the value param. Testcase added.
> Fixed a bug in the endless scroller where an upstream change to the
selected fields wouldnt re-render the layers.
> Added a prototype view to the app that is basically flashtimeline but with
both an endless scroller and back button support. Note the custom behavior
still has some CSS bugs on IE. I’ll give it more attention soon.
1.2 (Sep 28, 2011)
> Added the first version of a new Events module. The module is similar to
EventsViewer except it works in an ‘endless scrolling’ mode so you dont
need to paginate it. Docs and testcases added.
> Complex cases involving transformed searches and FlashTimeline drilldown
interactions now supported correctly.
> HTML module now has a ‘src’ param that you can use as an alternative to the
‘html’ param. When src is set to ‘foo.html’ the module will look for its
content at ‘/appserver/static/foo.html’.
> if you hold down Ctrl (Cmd on macs) when you click, the Button module
now works with Redirector to launch the URL in a new window.
> Added some docs for how to go about using HTML instead of SingleValue.
> Added some docs to explain the finer points of using the Redirector and
> homepage now has ‘bump’ warning only for Splunk versions before 4.2.3.
1.1.9 (Sep 02, 2011)
> Adding new readme file so that the ‘checking for typos’ messages on startup
no longer flag the new Sideview keys as typos. (This will only have an
effect for Splunk versions >= 4.2.3).
> Fixed a bug where if you nested SimpleResultsTables but gave them
inconsistent values for ‘displayRowNumbers’, the table drilldown keys
could be off. Testcase view added.
> ‘all’ is now a valid timerange argument in URLs for both earliest and latest.
Most significant practical effect is that when Redirector sends an ‘all time’
range somewhere, it will use ‘all’ for the arguments, thus allowing patched
TimeRangePickers in the target view to prepopulate correctly.
> All time headers across the system will now use the ‘header_label’ key from
times.conf automatically if the time arguments match the stanza’s values.
> Fixed a bug where if you pasted into a TextField using the right-click menu
or the ‘Edit’ menu up top, you could end up with an inconsistent UI.
(Splunk core modules also suffer this bug.
> Fixed a bug where if you had a mixed URL combining search.name=foo with
timerange args, on page load you would get an erroneous error message.
> Fixed a bug in certain complex cases involving customBehavior where
TextField edits wouldn’t make it to the final search unless you hit return.
> Fixed a JS error on views with only HTML modules and other static modules.
> When using the slide left/right links in ZoomLinks, it no longer jumps back
to old zoomed-in or zoomed-out ranges previously set.
1.1.8 (Aug 04, 2011)
> Fixed a bug in Pager where if you had both a real-time timerange and
a postProcess search, it would always render zero links.
1.1.7 (Jul 29, 2011)
> Fixed a typo in ResultsValueSetter.
> Some Technical Difficulties caused me to accidentally remove the
> Fixed a bug in the Pager module where it left the ‘prev’ link disabled
on page 2.
> Added a new optional param to Pager called ‘collapseWhenEmpty’ which
defaults to True. If set to False, then the Pager will not collapse
itself vertically when it has no page links to render.
> Fixed a bug in ResultsValueSetter where it will only work when there is
exactly one row in the search results. Now it still only grabs values
from the first row but it doesnt care if there are other rows.
> Button module neglected to actually register its customBehaviors.
> in the Pulldown module now when the ‘value’ field is not present in a
given row, an error is logged and “(no value found”) is the label for
the option element.
> in the Pulldown module if the ‘value’ field is present in a given row
but the ‘label’ field is not, it logs a warn to the console and uses
> when Pulldown is used in multiple-selection mode, you can actively deselect
the last option and it no longer reselects when the Pulldown reloads.
> Patched the SimpleResultsTable module to escape backslashes in the
cell and column values when it is providing keys to downstream
modules Note that unescaped values are available now via
$click.fields.fieldName.rawValue$ and $click.cell3.rawValue$.
> Patched a Splunk bug so that now the ctrl-click on SimpleResultsTable
and Redirector patterns pops up a new window even when drilldownPrefix
is not set to “click”.
1.1.5 (Jun 22, 2011)
> Added the Button module. Behaves basically the same as SubmitButton
but with cleaner code. And as with all sv modules, you can easily
define custom behavior.
> changed form prepopulation for saved reports to not persist internal
callbacks in the encoded value.
> Fixed a bug in Pulldown where if dynamic results had tags, the tag
values would get concatenated onto the values and labels.
> Sped up Pulldown module rendering by using outputMode=json instead
> Fixing a bug where you couldnt use the width param on a multiple
select Pulldown, and the ‘width=xxx’ would appear in the UI.
> Updating SavedSearch.conf to require the ‘name’ param, so users dont
smack into 500 errors and mako stack traces.
1.1.4 (Jun 01, 2011)
> Added the ResultsValueSetter module. (Picture ValueSetter, but with
the power to fill values from fields in search results.)
> Still Experimental:: Added a custom module CustomRESTForSavedSearch, that
exposes a python endpoint to insert serialized context and ‘edit view’
information into saved searches.
> Still-Experimental: JobSpinner module.
> Pager now takes up no space when empty
> Pager can now account for postProcess searches even when rendering events
> Redirector can now redirect array-valued context values that come from
> ValueSetter now has a param that can be set called allowClobber, which
defaults to True. If you set it to false it backs off and does nothing
if the value that it would normally set was set from above. This is needed
for prepopulating multiple-selection Pulldowns from the URL even when there
is a fallback default specified by ValueSetter.
> ValueSetter has an optional param called ‘delim’. If set, the string value
will be split on this value and returned downstream as an array. This allows
ValueSetter to set default values on multiple-selection Pulldown modules.
> Fixed a bug where TimeRangePicker could later reselect itself to an old
value in the page URL.
> Patched SimpleResultsTable to not output the name2/value2 keys if the user
clicks on the first column.
> Patched an IE bug where Pulldowns could overlap eachother
> if Pulldowns, TextFields and Checkboxes have null ‘label’ params, now no
label gets emitted at all.
> Fixing a number of CSS alignment issues across form elements and labels
> Improved performance in HTML module by switching to outputMode=json
1.1.3 (May 06, 2011)
> Fixed an event handling bug in the TextField module.
> Fixed a bug where ui element prepopulation would make the value not
> available for passive use in other subbranches of the view.
1.1.2 (May 06, 2011)
> Fixed a generic problem around how URLLoader transferred context keys to
the elements it was prepopulating.
> Fixed a set of problems when a set of form search controls included elements
that ran searches, like dynamic Pulldowns. Specifically we no longer use
resetUI, but created a new method called resetToDefault instead.
> Fixed more subtleties around TimeRangePicker prepopulation cases.
> Fixed a longstanding core problem where TextField edits would seem to get
ignored when it was mixed with dynamic Pulldown elements in a form search
1.1.1 (May 04, 2011)
> Fixed a problem where the patched TimeRangePicker modules were not picking
up URL arguments correctly
1.1 (May 04, 2011)
> URLLoader now can reload from ‘soft keys’ in the document hash as well as
from ‘hard keys’ in querystring. new cases in testcase view.
> URLLoader, when present upstream and configured with
keepURLUpdated = true, works with Pulldown, TextField, Checkbox SearchBar
and TimeRangePicker modules to preserve selection state in document hash.
> URLLoader, when present upstream and configured with
keepURLUpdated = true, supports back/forward button interaction. back and
forward buttons will work to restore state of those same 5 modules.
> URLLoader now supports multivalued selections when deserializing
request.ui_context. new case added to testcase view.
> url arg “search_name” is now “search.name”.
> TextField, Pulldown, Checkbox will now detect upstream-travelling contexts
and try to select themselves to any matching value. If successful
the push will stop travelling upstream. If no more keys remain in the
Context, they will initiate a new push. testcases added.
> URLLoader will now detect upstream-travelling contexts and serialize any
values into the document.hash. testcases added.
> URLLoader’s optional earliestTimeArg and latestTimeArg params no longer
support $foo$ substitution. It didnt seem like anyone was ever going to use
it, and it made my head hurt. Now you simply set them to straight argument
names. Defaults are “earliest”, and “latest”.
> URLLoader’s ‘autoRun’ param changed to also not allow $foo$ substitution,
and renamed to ‘autoRunFieldName’ to avoid conflicts with the autoRun
> Fixed the svconsole to work in chrome.
> tiny patch to Splunk’s JS logging code so that we can get working console
output in Chrome.
> Fixed a bug on Chrome where TextField modules could get populated with noise
when you use the back button.
> added documentation around URLLoader’s back button support.
> added a view similar to ‘flashtimeline’, except that it has support for the
back and forward buttons. In the future this will probably be released in a
different app alongside possibly some new generic report builders.
> new SavedSearch module, which can pull out saved searches and their time
ranges, and any serialized context keys they were saved with. This is a work
in progress, as it has some notable gaps, like it has no way to load the
jobs that may have been previously used by the scheduler. (coming soon)
18.104.22.168 (Apr 14, 2011)
> TextField.conf, as an older workaround for annoying “None” issues in 4.1,
had ‘default=””‘ in its conf file. in 4.2 this is now interpreted as a literal
value of two double quote chars, which was unfortunate. Fixed now.
> Added docs and sample code showing developers how to check for the
Sideview Utils app from their app and make sure it matches a minimum
> Adding the ‘greater than or equal’ symbol whenever HTML is displaying result
or event counts, and the job is still running.
> Made the SV console show the timerange args not just the toConciseString()
> Refining ZoomLinks module to
a) use the selected FlashChart timerange if there is one.
b) remember a stack of zoom levels when zooming in and out.
c) use the icons in the default splunk skin.
>patching a bug in SimpleResultsTable about hiding downstream modules when it
first loads. (A typo in the splunk code prevents intended behavior.)
> Giving the Pulldown module a simple cue to tell the user how much progress
the search is making.
22.214.171.124 (Mar 31, 2011)
> Added the entity_refresher view, for other app-developers out there tired of
using the raw refresh URL’s.
> Added the Pager module, which displays page links but also automatically
accounts for postProcess searches.
> nailing down the CSS for all our “invisible” modules. SideviewUtils.css now
makes them all invisible.
> removing the previous ‘fix’ for backslashes, as it was actually pretty naive.
> adding a proper implementation to auto-escape backslashes. Only the noisy
input from TextField and from Pulldown module’s is backslash-escaped now,
and only the $value$ portion.
> Just in case anyone wants to do something really weird in the future,
ValueSetter now has a backslashEscapeKeys param although there’s a stern
warning in the docs – if you think you need it, you probably dont.
> some refactoring to clean up ValueSetter which was looking a little creaky.
> Extracting a templatize method from Pulldown and TextField and pulling it
out into SideviewUtils.
> Fixing a bug in Checkbox where it had a ‘checked’ param but didnt use it.
> Patching a framework race condition around dispatchAlreadyInProgress
> the Splunk.Logger class sometimes freaks out and kills the page with
‘trace is not a function’. Too much complexity there to debug it so we
dont use that class anymore- our tiny equivalent in SideviewUtils seems fine.
> Writing hidden testcase views for Checkbox and ValueSetter.
126.96.36.199 (Mar 21, 2011)
> Fixed a bug in HTML where if it was sitting downstream from a FlashTimeline
module and the user clicked on a bar in the FlashTimeline, it wouldnt trigger
> Fixed a bug in ValueSetter where you couldnt refer to the standard
$search.timeRange.earliest$ keys in the value param.
> When Search does $foo$ substitution now it replaces slashes so that the
search will get run correctly by splunkd.
> Fixed a bug when the URLLoader’s pageTitle param was used, whereby the text
would get lowercased.
188.8.131.52 (Mar 17, 2011)
> added simple version detection for other apps and modules to use when
they rely on sideview_utils.
> adding a width param for Pulldown (which sets the width of the select box)
> caught a few more ‘None’ cases in the label params. Basically patching
bugs in splunkWeb’s python code. (It converts null values into string
literals of u”None”.)
> pulled out another template method on Redirector to make customizations
> The ‘name’ param of the ValueSetter module now supports $foo$ substitution.
This is sort of a brainbender but it’s really amazingly powerful when you
> I’d forgotten to add the checkbox view into the navigation. So people
probably only saw it if they walked through using the ‘next’ links.
> TextField module’s label param was not doing $foo$ replacement at runtime,
> Pulldown and TextField label params werent allowing the customary $name$ as
shorthand for the module’s name param.
> Further improvements to Pulldown and TextField CSS so that they float
better in complex floated layouts.
> minor copy changes in some example views.
184.108.40.206 (Mar 04, 2011)
> Updated the HTML module to accept $results.count$ and all the
eventCount/scanCount/cursorTime keys from the job object, in addition
to the $results.fieldName$ keys that it already supported.
This now *really* obsoletes SimpleResultsHeader.
> Checkbox module – now officially exists and is packaged with an example
> Fixed the customization we do to SearchBar, so that the value doesnt have
that random ‘search ‘ prefix. Developers wont expect this here and it
doesnt do anyone any good.
> Gave URLLoader the power to set the pageTitle.
> small but important fix in PostProcess – now extends DispatchingModule not
also fixed a small postProcess logic mistake in CanvasChart
> fixed some obscure corner-case problems where rarely-used null param values
came out as ‘none’ if set to explicit null values.
> fixed vertical alignment issues and other CSS issues in Pulldown across some
single-selection and multiple-selection cases.
> Pulldown – gave the outerTemplate param a default of “$value$” as it was
too easy for users to leave it unset in multiple selection cases (disaster),
or worse set it to emptystring in multiple selection cases (when they
really wanted $value$) I also put in explicit error detection in case
people fall into these problematic situations anyway
> Fixed a minor mistake in how URLLoader implemented the autoRun param.
> Gave various “label” or label-like params the appropriate localization flags
> Fixed a bug in the HTML module where multiple dynamic HTML modules on one
page would do weird things.
> Fixed a bug in the HTML module where in certain dynamic cases it would
‘flash’ a bit.
> Fixed a bug where the Pulldown module wasnt deduping it’s
> Fixed a bug in the Pulldown module where multiple selection cases could
leave an unclosed div tag.
> Added the first batch of UI performance benchmarking
> Fixing a minor bug in HTML whereby it made unnecessary requests.
> Commenting out the patch that circumvents viewstates.conf until the other
pieces are done.
1.0.5 (Feb 14,2011)
> HTML now accepts $results.myFieldName$ and it will make a request to the
current job. That request will use postProcess to get back minimal XML
to fulfill all such tokens that are specified in the html param. This
obsoletes the SingleValue module as well as SimpleResultsHeader. XML in a
real app scenario is cut down to approximately 30% of what it would take to
do it with SingleValue modules. And far fewer requests means a faster UI.
> Significant examples added to cover most of that new functionality.
> Making postProcess more careful so you can refer to upstream postProcess
strings as $postProcess$. It’s not uncommon that you want to just tack on
a little somethin extra and you dont want to repeat it.
> making the Pulldown module’s CSS work a bit better in both
multipleSelection cases and single-selection cases.
> Pulling out and normalizing some code to expose
$search.timeRange.earliest$ and $search.timeRange.latest$ consistently
across the modules.
> adding a patch to TimeRangePicker to output the same standard keys
($search.timeRange.earliest$ and $search.timeRange.latest$ )
> Refactoring Redirector.js which had gotten a bit messy. Noticed it because
it had become hard to customize in particular apps.
> improving the Patch we make to SimpleResultsTable so you can get to the
secret epochTime value (when there’s a _time column)
> some reorganization of the example views.
> Lots of copy edits in the example views.
220.127.116.11 (Feb 2, 2011)
> Changed Pulldown so that you can omit the ‘label’ from the items in
staticFieldsToDisplay and it will implicitly use the ‘value’ field as the
label. (I’d already done this for search fields but I hadn’t made the same
improvement to the static fields)
> Added a PostProcess module that is extremely simple and allows you to set
the postProcess arg. While this is nothing new, it does automatic $foo$
substitution which opens up a ton of stuff that couldn’t be done before.
> added 2 example views for how to use the PostProcess module.
18.104.22.168 (Jan 26, 2011)
> Pulldown’s optional requiredFields param had a default that does no harm but
doesnt make much sense.
> Pulldown incorrectly preselected “loading…” in a couple multiple
> Pulldown needed improved validation to catch people configuring postProcess
without configuring any search fields
> Pulldown’s requiredFieldsList logic changed to ensure that both the value
and the label fields are specified
> Pulldown changed to allow $foo$ replacement in it’s specification for
searchFieldsToDisplay, including $name$ to refer to the ‘name’ param
> URLLoader formerly used Splunk.util.queryStringToProp() which doesnt
account for multivalued URL args correctly. This was then blocking correct
prepopulation of multiple-selection configs
> fixed a bug in the multiple-selection documentation, which caused part of
the example config to not display
> added a (hidden) page of new testcases to track various more complex
handling in prepopulation.
> Much of the module param documentation in the module.conf files was written
under the quite sensible key description=foo. However this is not what
SplunkWeb uses, so now i’ve changed them all to the proper label=foo. So if
you thought I’d been lazy and only documented half of my params you can now read them.
> fixed the links to module documentation that were hardcoded links to
22.214.171.124 (Jan 22, 2011)
> Fixed embarassing typos in 2 of the 4 mailto links.
> included the module’s parentId in the SV console output.
> Fixed a context staleness bug in TextField. You’d hit it whenever you had
more than 1 TextField chained together and you edit the upstream one, focus
away and click something further downstream to start the search. Reviewed
other event handler issues more thoroughly.
126.96.36.199 (Jan 21, 2011)
> Fixed a bug in ValueSetter where i was shadowing a variable from higher up.
> added a ‘count’ param to the Pulldown module. The results endpoint has an
implicit count of 100 which meant the option lists could get truncated. new
param is optional and defaults to 5000.
> Fixed a bug in ValueSetter. Some of the ‘requiredKeys’ logic was backwards.
> Had to add some new stuff to the SV console. Needed to differentiate between
context keys inherited from upstream vs context keys that the module itself
is contributing. The code itself is pretty hacky but I dont care – it’s a
debug console. Not a load bearing poster. move along.
188.8.131.52 (Jan 18, 2011)
> First public release. For this version and prior there are no release notes.