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The index-pattern defines the format of each field, and it’s used by Kibana to know how to display the field.
If you change the fields exported by the Beat, you need to generate a new index pattern for your Beat. Otherwise, you can just use the index pattern available under the
The Beat index pattern is generated from the
fields.yml, which contains all
the fields exported by the Beat. For each field, besides the
type, you can configure the
format field. The format informs Kibana about how to display a certain field. A good example is
to display fields as
To generate the index pattern from the
fields.yml, you need to run the following command in the Beat repository: