Visualize enables you to create visualizations of the data from your Elasticsearch indices, which you can then add to dashboards for analysis.
Kibana visualizations are based on Elasticsearch queries. By using a series of Elasticsearch aggregations to extract and process your data, you can create charts that show you the trends, spikes, and dips you need to know about.
- Open Visualize.
- Click Create new visualization.
Choose the visualization type:
- Quickly build several types of basic visualizations by simply dragging and dropping the data fields you want to display.
Line, area, and bar charts
Compare different series in X/Y charts.
Display each source contribution to a total.
Flattens aggregations into table format.
Display a single number.
Goal and gauge
Display a number with progress indicators.
Display shaded cells within a matrix.
Display words in a cloud, where the size of the word corresponds to its importance.
Time series optimized
Complete control over query and display.
Specify a search query to retrieve the data for your visualization:
- To enter new search criteria, select the index pattern for the indices that contain the data you want to visualize. This opens the visualization builder with a wildcard query that matches all of the documents in the selected indices.
To build a visualization from a saved search, click the name of the saved search you want to use. This opens the visualization builder and loads the selected query.
When you build a visualization from a saved search, any subsequent modifications to the saved search are automatically reflected in the visualization. To disable automatic updates, you can disconnect a visualization from the saved search.