Kibana cannot display jobs with invalid characters in their name

This problem occurs when you create a job by using the Create Jobs API then try to view that job in Kibana. In particular, the problem occurs when you use a period(.) in the job identifier.

Symptoms:

  • When you try to open a job (named, for example, job.test in the Anomaly Explorer or the Single Metric Viewer, the job name is split and the text after the period is assumed to be the job name. If a job does not exist with that abbreviated name, an error occurs. For example: Warning Requested job test does not exist. If a job exists with that abbreviated name, it is displayed.

Resolution:

Create jobs in Kibana or ensure that you create jobs with valid identifiers when you use the machine learning APIs. For more information about valid identifiers, see Create Jobs API or Job Resources.