Saving and Opening Searches

Saving searches enables you to reload them into Discover and use them as the basis for visualizations. Saving a search saves both the search query string and the currently selected index pattern.

Saving a Search

To save the current search:

  1. Click Save in the Kibana toolbar.
  2. Enter a name for the search and click Save.

You can import, export and delete saved searches from Management/Kibana/Saved Objects.

Opening a Saved Search

To load a saved search into Discover:

  1. Click Open in the Kibana toolbar.
  2. Select the search you want to open.

If the saved search is associated with a different index pattern than is currently selected, opening the saved search changes the selected index pattern. The query language used for the saved search will also be automatically selected.