Create Objectedit

This functionality is experimental and may be changed or removed completely in a future release.

The create saved object API enables you to persist a Kibana saved object.

Note: You cannot access this endpoint via the Console in Kibana.


POST /api/saved_objects/<type>

POST /api/saved_objects/<type>/<id>

Path Parametersedit

type (required)
(string) Valid options, include: visualization, dashboard, search, index-pattern, config, and timelion-sheet
id (optional)
(string) Enables specifying an ID to use, as opposed to one being randomly generated

Query Parametersedit

overwrite (optional)
(boolean) If true, will overwrite the document with the same ID.

Request Bodyedit

attributes (required)
(object) The data to persist
references (optional)
(array) An array of objects with name, id, and type properties that describe the other saved objects this object references. The name can be used in the attributes to refer to the other saved object, but never the id, which may be updated automatically in the future during migrations or import/export.


The following example creates an index pattern object with a pattern of my-pattern-*.

POST api/saved_objects/index-pattern/my-pattern
  "attributes": {
    "title": "my-pattern-*"

A successful call returns a response code of 200 and a response body containing a JSON structure similar to the following example:

  "id": "my-pattern", 
  "type": "index-pattern",
  "version": 1,
  "attributes": {
    "title": "my-pattern-*"

If my-pattern was not specified in the path, a unique ID would have been generated.

Known issuesedit

  1. Attributes are not validated at creation time. This means you can pass arbitrary and ill-formed data into this API that can break Kibana. Make sure any data you send to this API is properly formed.