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New Sideview Utils module – NavBar

The latest release of Sideview Utils (3.3.9) includes a new module called NavBar that can be used to replace Splunk’s AppBar module. Now why do I need to replace AppBar?. Well, you very well might not! It has to do with the “displayview” setting in savedsearches.conf. If you’re a Splunk app developer who’s been around…  continue reading…

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some words from the HTML module

Since I’ve been negligent in posting any news, I thought I’d let the HTML module take the wheel for a few minutes. What it has chosen to share are the donut-related comments above a few of its defined methods, written in 2010 when Sideview was just a few months old. /** * clients call this…  continue reading…

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Sideview Utils 2.7.1 released this morning.

I’m not sure why I haven’t been posting release notes as “news” items on the site. Going forward I think I’m going to post the release notes emails here. Without further ado: 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…  continue reading…

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New Licensing FAQ

It’s better late than never – there is now a Sideview Utils Licensing FAQ. If you’ve ever thought about Sideview Utils and licensing, take a look.   It’s not uncommon for people to have slightly off ideas about the licensing and how it applies to them.  This faq really should clear it up.   And…  continue reading…

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New mailing list for Sideview Utils

1) There is finally a mailing list for Sideview Utils updates.  It’s been something people have been asking for for a long time, and it’s finally here. So if you’ve been having trouble staying up with all the latest fixes, features, and documentation,  sign up now.  Sideview Utils gets updated every couple weeks on average,…  continue reading…

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New Cooking with Sideview episodes

I did two videos last December and they’re really the best ones so far so check them out. In the first, which is the fourth overall, I take a step back and give a broad overview of Sideview Utils. What it is, what it does, why it’s awesome and why you should use it. —…  continue reading…

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Sideview Utils 2.2 – even more awesome

This was a big release.   The Table and Multiplexer modules introduce a new Sideview mechanism that allows you to greatly expand the range of custom rendering.    I’ll be expanding on this as soon as I can, in the form of a new “Cooking with Sideview” video, so keep an eye out for that….  continue reading…

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Sideview Utils 2.1 released

  A bunch of great stuff just came out in Sideview Utils 2.1 “Runtime Debug” mode in the Sideview Editor.   For the first time Splunk admins have a way to debug tricky form searches and inline drilldowns.   Are the $foo$ tokens not ending up quite where they’re supposed to?  Walk the module hierarchy…  continue reading…

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So you’d like to… convert a simplified XML dashboard to Sideview Utils

Intro: There are two flavors of simple XML,  the <dashboard> and the <form>.   With both flavors, in terms of interface functionality they are both just limited shorthand forms of the “advanced XML”, which I just mention to reassure you that the conversion process is relatively reliable and you won’t necessarily lose anything.   And once…  continue reading…

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Sideview Utils 2.0, now free for internal use!

There’s been another turn in the road around the Sideview Utils licensing.   Full details are in the license agreement, but in short Sideview Utils 2.0 is now available free of charge for internal use only.   (woot!) To illustrate: So if you want to use Sideview Utils for some dashboards that you use internally,…  continue reading…

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screencasts are addictive, aka Cooking With Sideview, episode 3

I’m getting the hang of these screencasts, and I just launched one for the Sideview Editor.   Check it out .  You may have seen the screenshot of the Editor on the Sideview Utils page,  but let me give you a tour of it in person.   In the video I introduce the editor,  I first…  continue reading…

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Cooking with Sideview, episode 2 – docs that live and breathe

Check out the latest screencast.  Here we go and look at the living breathing examples that are embedded in the Sideview Utils documentation.    We walk you through how to read the docs, play with the living examples, and understand the XML source all at the same time. Along the way you’ll also get a quick…  continue reading…

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Cooking with Sideview, episode 1 – the Sideview report builder

This marks the first of many little screencasts showing some awesome things that are either contained in Sideview Utils 2.0, or that have been built using it. This particular episode is about the Sideview Report Builder, which like many things just came out in the new version. So what is the Sideview Report Builder? On…  continue reading…

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Sideview Utils 2.0 is out!

It’s alive! Well, actually it’s been alive for some time, but it was only launched very quietly. What’s so awesome about it and why should you check it out? Well I’ll leave that to the app’s own page. As always the documentation and all the examples are contained within the app itself, so the best…  continue reading…

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