Create saved object API

[experimental] This functionality is experimental and may be changed or removed completely in a future release. Elastic will take a best effort approach to fix any issues, but experimental features are not subject to the support SLA of official GA features. Create a Kibana saved object.

Request

POST /api/saved_objects/<type>

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

Path parameters

<type>
(Required, string) Valid options include visualization, dashboard, search, index-pattern, config, and timelion-sheet.
<id>
(Optional, string) Specifies an ID instead of using a randomly generated ID.

Query parameters

overwrite
(Optional, boolean) When true, overwrites the document with the same ID.

Request body

attributes

(Required, object) The data that you want to create.

When you create saved objects, attributes are not validated, which allows you to pass arbitrary and ill-formed data into the API that can break Kibana. Make sure any data that you send to the API is properly formed.

references
(Optional, array) Objects with name, id, and type properties that describe the other saved objects that this object references. Use name in attributes to refer to the other saved object, but never the id, which can update automatically during migrations or import/export.

Response code

200
Indicates a successful call.

Example

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

The API returns the following:

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

When my-pattern is unspecified in the path, a unique ID is automatically generated.