Update Objectedit

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

The update saved object API enables you to update the attributes for an existing Kibana saved object.

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


PUT /api/saved_objects/<type>/<id>

Path Parametersedit

type (required)
(string) Valid options, include: visualization, dashboard, search, index-pattern, config, and timelion-sheet
id (required)
(string) ID of object to update

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 updates an existing index pattern object identified as my-pattern with a different index pattern title.

PUT api/saved_objects/index-pattern/my-pattern
  "attributes": {
    "title": "some-other-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": 2,
  "attributes": {
    "title": "some-other-pattern-*"

Known issuesedit

  1. Attributes are not validated at update 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.