Find objects APIedit

[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. Retrieve a paginated set of Kibana saved objects by various conditions.


GET <kibana host>:<port>/api/saved_objects/_find

GET <kibana host>:<port>/s/<space_id>/api/saved_objects/_find

Path parametersedit

(Optional, string) An identifier for the space. If space_id is not provided in the URL, the default space is used.

Query Parametersedit

(Required, array|string) The saved object types to include in the export.
(Optional, number) The number of objects to return per page.
(Optional, number) The page of objects to return.
(Optional, string) An Elasticsearch simple_query_string query that filters the objects in the response.
(Optional, string) The default operator to use for the simple_query_string.
(Optional, array|string) The fields to perform the simple_query_string parsed query against.
(Optional, array|string) The fields to return in the attributes key of the response.
(Optional, string) Sorts the response. Includes "root" and "type" fields. "root" fields exist for all saved objects, such as "updated_at". "type" fields are specific to an object type, such as fields returned in the attributes key of the response. When a single type is defined in the type parameter, the "root" and "type" fields are allowed, and validity checks are made in that order. When multiple types are defined in the type parameter, only "root" fields are allowed.
(Optional, object) Filters to objects that have a relationship with the type and ID combination.
(Optional, string) The filter is a KQL string with the caveat that if you filter with an attribute from your type saved object. It should look like that savedObjectType.attributes.title: "myTitle". However, If you used a direct attribute of a saved object like updatedAt, you will have to define your filter like that savedObjectType.updatedAt > 2018-12-22.

As objects change in Kibana, the results on each page of the response also change. Use the find API for traditional paginated results, but avoid using it to export large amounts of data.

Response codeedit

Indicates a successful call.


Find index patterns with titles that start with my:

$ curl -X GET api/saved_objects/_find?type=index-pattern&search_fields=title&search=my*

The API returns the following:

  "total": 1,
  "data": [
      "id": "my-pattern",
      "type": "index-pattern",
      "version": 1,
      "attributes": {
        "title": "my-pattern-*"

For parameters that accept multiple values (e.g. fields), repeat the query parameter for each value:

$ curl -X GET api/saved_objects/_find?fields=id&fields=title