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Kibana Visualizations

Kibana Visualizations Simplified With SearchBlox

With SearchBlox 8.3, visualizations and dashboards for any type of data are easy to create, share and embed. Now you can set up a real-time feed from Twitter for tracking any hashtag or keyword and track them live on your visualization. Need to see what’s inside your corpus of data? Our visualizations will tell you. Tracking database transactions in near-real time is now feasible through SearchBlox visualizations.

Please ensure SearchBlox is already installed, running, and at least one collection has indexed documents, tweets or pages.

To learn more about Kibana, visit

Step 1 – Start Kibana

Start Kibana by going to /SearchBloxServer/kibana_mac, /opt/searchblox/kibana_linux/bin or C:\SearchBlox Server\kibana_win\bin and running:

Step 2 – Access Kibana

Open your browser to http://localhost:5601.
Click Management on the left-hand menu and configure your index. Collection = index ID used in Kibana (For example Collection ID 1 = idx001) and give the Time-field name.

Step 3 – Create Visualization

Click on the Visualize tab to create a new visualization from the index.

Step 4 – Visualize

After selecting the visualization, select the index.

Configure the field (keywords) and type of aggregation to view.

Selecting Time Range
Please make sure to select the time range in the top left corner of the page. Data will not be aggregated if the right time range is not selected.

You can save the visualization and add it to the dashboard.

You can also save searches and display them along with visualisations in the dashboard as shown below.

Searching from Kibana
You can search from Kibana by going to menu -> Discover. You can search at various levels and fields in Discover mode.

Please note that you will be able to use Kibana only with a paid server license.

Kibana Visualizations

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