Preview datafeeds APIedit

Previews a datafeed.

Requestedit

GET _ml/datafeeds/<datafeed_id>/_preview

POST _ml/datafeeds/<datafeed_id>/_preview

GET _ml/datafeeds/_preview

POST _ml/datafeeds/_preview

Prerequisitesedit

Descriptionedit

The preview datafeeds API returns the first "page" of search results from a datafeed. You can preview an existing datafeed or provide configuration details for the datafeed and anomaly detection job in the API. The preview shows the structure of the data that will be passed to the anomaly detection engine.

When Elasticsearch security features are enabled, the datafeed query is previewed using the credentials of the user calling the preview datafeed API. When the datafeed is started it runs the query using the roles of the last user to create or update it. If the two sets of roles differ then the preview may not accurately reflect what the datafeed will return when started. To avoid such problems, the same user that creates or updates the datafeed should preview it to ensure it is returning the expected data. Alternatively, use secondary authorization headers to supply the credentials.

Path parametersedit

<datafeed_id>

(Optional, string) A numerical character string that uniquely identifies the datafeed. This identifier can contain lowercase alphanumeric characters (a-z and 0-9), hyphens, and underscores. It must start and end with alphanumeric characters.

If you provide the <datafeed_id> as a path parameter, you cannot provide datafeed or anomaly detection job configuration details in the request body.

Request bodyedit

datafeed_config
(Optional, object) The datafeed definition to preview. For valid definitions, see the create datafeeds API.
job_config
(Optional, object) The configuration details for the anomaly detection job that is associated with the datafeed. If the datafeed_config object does not include a job_id that references an existing anomaly detection job, you must supply this job_config object. If you include both a job_id and a job_config, the latter information is used. You cannot specify a job_config object unless you also supply a datafeed_config object. For valid definitions, see the create anomaly detection jobs API.

Examplesedit

This is an example of providing the ID of an existing datafeed:

GET _ml/datafeeds/datafeed-high_sum_total_sales/_preview

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

[
  {
    "order_date" : 1575504259000,
    "category.keyword" : "Men's Clothing",
    "customer_full_name.keyword" : "Sultan Al Benson",
    "taxful_total_price" : 35.96875
  },
  {
    "order_date" : 1575504518000,
    "category.keyword" : [
      "Women's Accessories",
      "Women's Clothing"
    ],
    "customer_full_name.keyword" : "Pia Webb",
    "taxful_total_price" : 83.0
  },
  {
    "order_date" : 1575505382000,
    "category.keyword" : [
      "Women's Accessories",
      "Women's Shoes"
    ],
    "customer_full_name.keyword" : "Brigitte Graham",
    "taxful_total_price" : 72.0
  },
  ...
]

The following example provides datafeed and anomaly detection job configuration details in the API:

POST _ml/datafeeds/_preview
{
  "datafeed_config": {
    "indices" : [
      "kibana_sample_data_ecommerce"
    ],
    "query" : {
      "bool" : {
        "filter" : [
          {
            "term" : {
              "_index" : "kibana_sample_data_ecommerce"
            }
          }
        ]
      }
    },
    "scroll_size" : 1000
  },
  "job_config": {
    "description" : "Find customers spending an unusually high amount in an hour",
    "analysis_config" : {
      "bucket_span" : "1h",
      "detectors" : [
        {
          "detector_description" : "High total sales",
          "function" : "high_sum",
          "field_name" : "taxful_total_price",
          "over_field_name" : "customer_full_name.keyword"
        }
      ],
      "influencers" : [
        "customer_full_name.keyword",
        "category.keyword"
      ]
    },
    "analysis_limits" : {
      "model_memory_limit" : "10mb"
    },
    "data_description" : {
      "time_field" : "order_date",
      "time_format" : "epoch_ms"
    }
  }
}

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

[
  {
    "order_date" : 1574294659000,
    "category.keyword" : "Men's Clothing",
    "customer_full_name.keyword" : "Sultan Al Benson",
    "taxful_total_price" : 35.96875
  },
  {
    "order_date" : 1574294918000,
    "category.keyword" : [
      "Women's Accessories",
      "Women's Clothing"
    ],
    "customer_full_name.keyword" : "Pia Webb",
    "taxful_total_price" : 83.0
  },
  {
    "order_date" : 1574295782000,
    "category.keyword" : [
      "Women's Accessories",
      "Women's Shoes"
    ],
    "customer_full_name.keyword" : "Brigitte Graham",
    "taxful_total_price" : 72.0
  }
]