I have a process that I need to create a dashboard to monitor. The process logs to a file and contains easily searchable segment identifiers, such as:
Process startedDownload startedblablaDownload completedImport startedblabla blaImport completedetcetc
What is the best method of graphically displaying this on a Splunk Dashboard? My thoughts were either a progress bar, or as a table listing each major step and an image that changes indicating the step's state (not started, running, finished). I haven't been able to figure out either one, although I got a lot closer on the table.
Any advice will be greatly appreciated!
Thank you in advance,
For things like processes that need to complete, a progress bar feels like the most natural choice. But beware of multiple progress bars in sequence. For the life of me I cannot imagine why any developer chooses to show more than one progress bar to his user. A progress bar gives some form of feedback on how far the process is in its completion. Once the bar is full, the process is done.
Unless there is a second bar of course. And if there is a second, what tells me as a user that there isn't a third, fourth or even more. In other words: I suddenly have no clue how far the process is.
So if you cannot tell - as developer - how many steps you need to do, you might be better off using a table listing. Otherwise use a progress bar.