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How to Add Tooltip to Simple XML tables in Splunk

What is tooltip?
A tooltip is a graphical user interface (GUI) element used in conjunction with the cursor or mouse pointer. It is used to display information about an item without needing to click on it. A tooltip is also known as a hint, infotip or screentip.
Steps for adding tooltip to simple xml tables -

Step 1 :  Adding custom JavaScript and CSS.
  • Add the following code in dashboard or form to process additional javascript and CSS.
  • < form stylesheet="app_crash.css" script="app_crash.js" >
  • The .css and .js files should reside in SPLUNK_HOME/etc/apps/your_app/appserver/static
Step 2 : Giving your table an ID.
  • Create a table in Simple XML and give it a HTML ID, which will be added in our Javascript file.
  • eg : < row > < table id="tblCrashReport" >
Step 3 : Writing a Javascript code.
  • First we need to add our table id to javascript file.
  • Then add this js code.
  • Code :
  • Next, we code up the cell renderer.
  • Code :
Step 4 : Overriding CSS.
  • Then we override the Bootstrap CSS. Here is what I added to my .css file to make the tooltip a little easier for me to read
  • CSS Code :
Step 5 : Restart Splunk.
  • Restart the splunk , so that changes take place.
Final Result :

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How to Add Tooltip to Simple XML tables in Splunk Reviewed by Avotrix.Author on Friday, January 25, 2019 Rating: 5

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