Setting the time filter

If your index contains time-based events, and a time-field is configured for the selected index pattern, set a time filter that displays only the data within the specified time range.

You can use the time filter to change the time range, or select a specific time range in the histogram.

Use the time filter

Use the time filter to change the time range. By default, the time filter is set to the last 15 minutes.

  1. Click time filter calendar.
  2. Choose one of the following:

    • Quick select to use a recent time range, then use the back and forward arrows to move through the time ranges.
    • Commonly used to use a time range from options such as Last 15 minutes, Today, and Week to date.
    • Recently used date ranges to use a previously selected data range that you recently used.
    • Refresh every to specify an automatic refresh rate.

      Time filter menu
  3. To set the start and end times, click the bar next to the time filter. In the popup, select Absolute, Relative or Now, then specify the required options.

    Time filter bar

Select a time range from the histogram

To select a specific time range in the histogram, choose one of the following:

  • Click the bar that represents the time range you want to zoom in on.
  • Click and drag to view a specific time range. You must start the selection with the cursor over the background of the chart—​the cursor changes to a plus sign when you hover over a valid start point.
  • Click the dropdown, then select an interval.
Time range selector in Histogram