Resolve Import Errorsedit

Warning

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

The resolve import errors API enables you to resolve errors given by the import API by either retrying certain saved objects, overwriting specific saved objects or changing references to different saved objects.

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

Requestedit

POST /api/saved_objects/_resolve_import_errors

Request bodyedit

The request body must be of type multipart/form-data.

file
The same file given to the import API.
retries
(array) A list of type, id, replaceReferences and overwrite objects to retry importing. The property replaceReferences is a list of type, from and to used to change the object’s references.

Response bodyedit

The response body will have a top level success property that indicates if resolving errors was successful or not as well as a successCount indicating how many records are successfully resolved. In the scenario resolving errors wasn’t successful, a top level errors array will contain the objects that failed to be resolved.

Examplesedit

The following example retries importing a dashboard.

$ curl -X POST "localhost:5601/api/saved_objects/_resolve_import_errors" -H "kbn-xsrf: true" --form file=@file.ndjson --form retries='[{"type":"dashboard","id":"my-dashboard"}]'

The file.ndjson file would contain the following.

{"type":"dashboard","id":"my-dashboard","attributes":{"title":"Look at my dashboard"}}

A successful call returns a response code of 200 and a response body containing a JSON structure similar to the following example:

{
  "success": true,
  "successCount": 1
}

The following example resolves errors for a dashboard. This will cause the dashboard to overwrite the existing saved object.

$ curl -X POST "localhost:5601/api/saved_objects/_resolve_import_errors" -H "kbn-xsrf: true" --form file=@file.ndjson --form retries='[{"type":"dashboard","id":"my-dashboard","overwrite":true}]'

The file.ndjson file would contain the following.

{"type":"index-pattern","id":"my-pattern","attributes":{"title":"my-pattern-*"}}
{"type":"dashboard","id":"my-dashboard","attributes":{"title":"Look at my dashboard"}}

A successful call returns a response code of 200 and a response body containing a JSON structure similar to the following example:

{
  "success": true,
  "successCount": 1
}

The following example resolves errors for a visualization by replacing the index pattern to another.

$ curl -X POST "localhost:5601/api/saved_objects/_resolve_import_errors" -H "kbn-xsrf: true" --form file=@file.ndjson --form retries='[{"type":"visualization","id":"my-vis","replaceReferences":[{"type":"index-pattern","from":"missing","to":"existing"}]}]'

The file.ndjson file would contain the following.

{"type":"visualization","id":"my-vis","attributes":{"title":"Look at my visualization"},"references":[{"name":"ref_0","type":"index-pattern","id":"missing"}]}

A successful call returns a response code of 200 and a response body containing a JSON structure similar to the following example:

{
  "success": true,
  "successCount": 1
}