Both variables and static texts are allowed in the SPOG URL definition. Allowed variables include parser variables, built-in variables (properties in GDR), customized variables, and generic variables. See URL Format for more details.

Take customized variables for example: suppose you want to define a SPOG URL for Splunk, but you have no idea about the earliest and latest time for the search period. You can compose the URL by inserting two customized variables “earliest time” and “latest time” as placeholders.

1.Click the Start Menu and select Single Pane of Glass URL.

2.On the Page Link tab, click Add Vendor to create a category, for example, Splunk.

3.Click Add Page Link.

1)Enter a unique display name for the URL.

Tip: To control when the SPOG URL will be displayed in a data view, you can define conditions. Whether a device/interface/module property can be selected from the condition dropdown is controlled by a checkbox “SPOG URL” in GDR. See Configuring Global Data Repository for more details.

2)Specify a URL. For example, {$$Splunk}{@earliest_time}{@latest_time}, this URL is composed of one generic variable and two customized variables.

Note: Variables can only be added through the drop-down menu. Manual input is treated as plain text.

3)Click OK. The URL is enabled by default.

Once defined, the SPOG URL can be directly referenced in data view template definitions and assigned with the values “earliest time” and “latest time” in the input script.


The following table lists the supported variables in SPOG URL definition and their display format:

Supported Variable

Display Format

Built-in Variable (properties in GDR)


Parser Variable


Customized Variable


Generic Variable


Note: Allowed single-value variable types include: string, bool, int, and double.