These pages document internal APIs and are not guaranteed to be supported across future versions of Kibana.
The internal APIs for creating custom visualizations are in a state of heavy churn as
they are being migrated to the new Kibana platform, and large refactorings have been
happening across minor releases in the
7.x series. In particular, in
7.5 and later
we have made significant changes to the legacy APIs as we work to gradually replace them.
As a result, starting in
7.5 we have removed the documentation for the legacy APIs
to prevent confusion. We expect to be able to create new documentation later in
when the visualizations plugin has been completed.
We would recommend waiting until later in
7.x to upgrade your plugins if possible.
If you would like to keep up with progress on the visualizations plugin in the meantime,
here are a few resources:
- The breaking changes documentation, where we try to capture any changes to the APIs as they occur across minors.
- Meta issue which is tracking the move of the plugin to the new Kibana platform
- Our Elastic Stack workspace on Slack.
- The source code, which will continue to be the most accurate source of information.
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