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Create Subfolders to Organize and Publish Library Content

In the Library, your Personal folder is the root folder for all your saved content. Within the Personal folder, you can  create subfolders to organize your content.

Then, for example, you could publish a subfolder, and know that all content in this subfolder is now available to your organization.

This topic will show you how to create subfolders in your Personal (root) folder, create new subfolders, organize your saved content by moving it into the subfolders, and publish a subfolder.

Create Subfolders

  1. In Sumo Logic, go to the Library. All of your saved content is in the Personal folder, and all of its content is displayed in the list on the right, including saved searches, Dashboards, and any installed Apps. Existing subfolders are listed under Personal, such as the Data Volume and Windows App, as shown. 
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  2. Create a subfolder by clicking the blue plus sign in the upper right-hand corner of the Library.
  3. In the Add Folder dialog, enter My Apps, and click Add
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  4. The new subfolder is added to the folder list.
  5. For this example, create another subfolder called Errors. It is added to the folder list under Personal.

Move Content into Subfolders

Now you can organize your saved content in the new subfolders.

  1. In the list on the right, select the Data Volume App. Click the double arrow to the right of the name, and from the menu, select Move.
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  2. In the Move Item dialog, select the My Apps folder, and click Move.
  3. Do the same for any other Apps you have installed. They will be moved and then appear under the My Apps folder.
  4. Now move any searches or Dashboards that deal with errors into the new Errors subfolder. (You can tell what the list items are from their icons: a search uses a magnifying glass icon, a Dashboard uses a picture icon, and an App uses a folder icon.) 
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When your saved content is organized, you’ll need to click the subfolder to view its contents in the list on the right.

Publish a Subfolder to Share Content

If for example, you wanted to publish the apps you have installed in order to share them with your organization, you could publish the new My Apps subfolder itself. This way, any app that you install in the future and add to this subfolder would be automatically published and shared with your team.

To publish a subfolder:

  1. In the Library, under Personal, select the My Apps subfolder.
  2. Click the double arrow to the right of the folder, and select Publish
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  3. In the Publish dialog, click Publish
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  4. The My Apps folder is added to the Org folder, in a subfolder labeled with your name. Now everyone in your organization can access your published content.

In the future, any Apps that you install in this published folder will be automatically published.

If you want to create a folder hierarchy, create the desired hierarchical subfolders and publish the topmost folder. All subfolders will be published with the parent folder.