Global filters are ways you can filter your data within the APM UI. They are available in the Services, Transactions, Errors, Metrics, and Traces views, and any filter applied will persist as you move between pages.

Global filters available in the APM UI in Kibana

Global time rangeedit

The global time range filter in Kibana restricts APM data to a specific time period.

Query baredit

The query bar is a powerful data query feature. Similar to the query bar in Discover, it enables you to pass advanced queries on your data to filter on particular pieces of information that you’re interested in. It comes with a handy autocomplete that helps find the fields and even provides suggestions to the data they include. You can select the query bar and hit the down arrow on your keyboard to begin seeing recommendations.

See advanced queries for more information and sample queries.

Service environment filteredit

The environment selector is a global filter for service.environment. It allows you to view only relevant data, and is especially useful for separating development from production environments. By default, all environments are displayed. If there are no environment options, you’ll see "not defined".

Service environments are defined when configuring your APM agents. It’s very important to be consistent when naming environments in your agents. See the documentation for each agent you’re using to learn how to configure service environments:

Environment configuration

Go: ELASTIC_APM_ENVIRONMENT Java: environment Node.js: environment Python: environment Ruby: environment Real User Monitoring: environment