Preview Datafeeds

The preview datafeed API enables you to preview a datafeed.


GET _xpack/ml/datafeeds/<datafeed_id>/_preview


The API returns the first "page" of results from the search that is created by using the current datafeed settings. This preview shows the structure of the data that will be passed to the anomaly detection engine.

Path Parameters

datafeed_id (required)
(string) Identifier for the datafeed


You must have monitor_ml, monitor, manage_ml, or manage cluster privileges to use this API. For more information, see Security Privileges.


The following example obtains a preview of the datafeed-farequote datafeed:

GET _xpack/ml/datafeeds/datafeed-farequote/_preview

The data that is returned for this example is as follows:

    "@timestamp": 1454803200000,
    "airline": "AAL",
    "responsetime": 132.20460510253906
    "@timestamp": 1454803200000,
    "airline": "JZA",
    "responsetime": 990.4628295898438
    "@timestamp": 1454803200000,
    "airline": "JBU",
    "responsetime": 877.5927124023438