User Parameters (Variables)

User-configurable parameters can be added to a query to allow for the user to specify a value in place of a fixed value within the query. The user-configurable value can also be integrated with Dashboards & Widgets and User Functions (Saved Searches).

To create a user-supplied parameter, use the ? character in front of the parameter name. For example: ?parameter. The expression can be embedded in the query and will be interpreted by dashboards and saved searches automatically, providing a prompt for user-input:

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matchstring := ?searchtext

In the above example, the named parameter will be searchtext.

For information on using parameters when using Dashboards, see Configuring Dashboard Parameters.

For information on using parameters with saved searches, see User Functions (Saved Searches).