Dashboard on Kibana

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Dashboard on Kibana

The last part of this fragment series on how to use Kibana’s web interface – in this post we will cover how to create a dashboard on Kibana.

If you have missed the previous post, click here. This post will be relatively shorter than the previous ones, so lets get to it.

Building a Dashboard

  1. In the side navigation, click Dashboard.
  2. Click Create new dashboard.
  3. Click Add.
  4. To add a visualization, select its name from the list of visualizations or click Add new visualization to create one. If you have a large number of visualizations, you can filter the list.dashboard
  5. To add a saved search, click the Saved Search tab, and then select a name from the list.
  6. When you’re finished adding and arranging the dashboard content, go to the menu bar, click Save, and enter a name. Optionally, you can store the time period specified in the time filter by selecting Store time with dashboard.

Arranging Dashboard Elements

The visualizations and searches in a dashboard are stored in panels that you can move, resize, and delete. To start editing, open the dashboard and click Edit in the menu bar.


To move a panel, click and hold the header of a panel and drag to the new location.

To resize a panel, click the resize control on the lower right and drag to the new dimensions.

Additional commands for managing the panel and its contents are in the gear menu in the upper right.

Note: Deleting a panel from a dashboard does not delete the saved visualization or search.

Viewing Visualization Data

If your visualization supports it, you can display the raw data behind the visualization using the Expand/Collapse button.

  1. Open the dashboard.
  1. Hover over the visualization and click the Expand button in the lower left.

The underlying data is displayed in a table. You can also view the raw Elasticsearch request, the response in JSON, and the request statistics. These statistics show the query duration, request duration, total number of matching records, and the index that was searched.


To export the visualization data as a comma separated values (CSV) file, click Raw or Formatted at the bottom of the data table. Raw exports the response data as provided. Formatted exports the reponse data using applicable Kibana field formatters.

To return to the visualization, click the Collapse button in the lower left corner.

If you have missed the previous post on Kibana, the links are below:

Just landed on this page? Don’t know what Kibana is or how to install it? Check the following link on how to install it: