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The dashboard import/export APIs allow people to import dashboards along with all of their corresponding saved objects such as visualizations, saved searches, and index patterns.
Traditionally, developers would perform this level of integration by writing
documents directly to the
.kibana index. Do not do this! Writing directly
.kibana index is not safe and it will result in corrupted data that
permanently breaks Kibana in a future version.