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Filter data in Kibana dashboards

This manual explains how you can quickly filter data in Kibana dashboards and thus see a different cross-section of your data each time. With this manual we assume that you are logged in and have a dashboard ready. You can read how to compose a dashboard in the manual on how to set up Kibana dashboards.

Filter via pie charts or bar charts

You can quickly filter on one of the parts of a pie chart by clicking on it. The data of all visualization then adapts to the filtered set with only the data that falls within the part you clicked on.

In the same way you can also filter by clicking on one of the bars in a bar chart.

Filter through tables

If you look at a table with your mouse over one you will see two magnifying glasses. One with a min and one with a plus in it. The magnifying glass with a plus filter the data of all visualizations so that they are only based on data that corresponds to this row. So the plus works the same as clicking on a part in a pie chart.

The magnifying glass with the min works in the opposite way. This way you exclude all data that belongs to this row.

Combine filters

Every time you click on a visualization to filter, this filter is added. So if you first filter on women and then age 45 then the visualization shows the data of women with age 45.

The filters are shown above the dashboard (see the accompanying illustration as an example).

Filter options

If you move your mouse over a filter you will see different options. With the check mark you can temporarily switch off your filter. With the trash can you can remove the filter.

With the pin button you can pin the filter to the dashboard. Then the filter is also available the next time you open the dashboard. This is especially useful for customized filters (see below).

Customized filters

With the Add a filter button you can also add custom filters. You then select the field to select on, the way to compare and the value to be compared with.

For the sake of clarity you can give the filter a label.

The customized filters can be applied in combination with the filters you obtain by clicking in one of the visualizations.