Kibana dashboards are made up of blocks called panels. Panels are organized into rows and can serve many purposes, though most are designed to provide the results of a query or multiple queries as a visualization. Other panels may show collections of documents or allow you to insert instructions for your users.

Panels can be configured easily via the Kibana web interface. For more advanced usage, such as templated or scripted dashboards, documentation of panel properties is available in this section. You may find settings here which are not exposed via the web interface.

Each panel type has its own properties, however there are several that are shared.

A number, 1-12, that describes the width of the panel.
Enable or disable the edit button of the panel
The type of panel this object contains. Each panel type will require additional properties. See the panel types list to the right.