Queries and Filters

Charts and tables and maps oh my! But how do we constrain the data displayed on them. This is the role of queries and filters. Because Kibana is powered by Elasticsearch it supports the powerful Lucene Query String syntax, as well as making use of some of Elasticsearch’s filter capabilities.

We will assume you have already:

  • Installed Elasticsearch on your workstation.
  • Have a webserver installed on your workstation and have the distribution extracted into the configured document root.
  • Have read Using Kibana for the first time and have the shakespeare index populated with the data from the tutorial.