Kibana Queries and Filtersedit

In Kibana, you can filter transactions either by entering a search query or by clicking on elements within a visualization.

Creating Queriesedit

The search field on the Discover page provides a way to query a specific subset of transactions from the selected time frame. The query syntax is based on the Lucene query syntax. It allows boolean operators, wildcards, and field filtering. For example, if you want to find the HTTP redirects, you can search for type: http AND http.response.code: 302.

Kibana query

String Queriesedit

A query may consist of one or more words or a phrase. A phrase is a group of words surrounded by double quotation marks, such as "test search".

To search for all HTTP requests initiated by Mozilla Web browser version 5.0:

"Mozilla/5.0"

To search for all the transactions that contain the following message:

"Cannot change the info of a user"
Note

To search for an exact string, you need to wrap the string in double quotation marks. Without quotation marks, the search in the example would match any documents containing one of the following words: "Cannot" OR "change" OR "the" OR "info" OR "a" OR "user".

To search for all transactions with the "chunked" encoding:

"Transfer-Encoding: chunked"

Field-Based Queriesedit

Kibana allows you to search specific fields.

To view HTTP transactions only:

type: http

To view failed transactions only:

status: Error

To view MySQL INSERT queries only:

mysql.method: INSERT

Regexp Queriesedit

Kibana supports regular expression for filters and expressions. For example, to search for all HTTP responses with JSON as the returned value type:

http.response.headers["content-type"]: *json

See Elasticsearch regexp query for more details about the syntax.

Range Queriesedit

Range queries allow a field to have values between the lower and upper bounds. The interval can include or exclude the bounds depending on the type of brackets that you use.

To search for slow transactions with a response time greater than or equal to 10ms:

responsetime: [10 TO *]

To search for slow transactions with a response time greater than 10ms:

responsetime: {10 TO *}

Boolean Queriesedit

Boolean operators (AND, OR, NOT) allow combining multiple sub-queries through logic operators.

Note

Operators such as AND, OR, and NOT must be capitalized. See Lucene query syntax for more details about the boolean operators.

To search for all transactions except MySQL transactions:

NOT type: mysql

To search for all MySQL SELECT queries with large attachments:

mysql.method: SELECT AND mysql.size: [10000 TO *]

Lucene also supports parentheses to group sub-queries.

To search for either INSERT or UPDATE MySQL queries with a response time greater than or equal to 30ms:

(mysql.method: INSERT OR mysql.method: UPDATE) AND responsetime: [30 TO *]

Creating Filtersedit

In Kibana, you can also filter transactions by clicking on elements within a visualization. For example, to filter for all the HTTP redirects that are coming from a specific IP and port, click the "Filter for value" icons (highlighted in green below) for the client_ip and client_port fields in the transaction detail widget. To exclude the HTTP redirects coming from the IP and port, click the icons highlighted in red.

Filter from context

The selected filters appear under the search box.

Kibana filters