Aggregate on timstamp part

(Bruno Lavoie) #1


I would like to make graphs on a specific part of @timestamp field.
Say, we want an average per hour over a certain period of time.

Is it possible to do that easily in Kibana?
Do we need a script field? If yes, how?

Is it necessary to preprocess this date field splitting in logstash to make it possible?

Bruno Lavoie

(Mark Walkom) #2

Just set the time buckets to hourly in the agg. But that wont work over (eg) years of data as the granularity is too small.

(Bruno Lavoie) #3

Oh, maybe I wasnt clear enough...

I want a bucket/aggregation by time part (day of week, hour).
So, if I select last year with an agregation on hour part of @timestamp, I will have 24 buckets (one for each hour).

The only way that I've found is to add a scripted field in kibana:


But I have questions regarding performance of this and where is it executed: in kibana or ES?
And, big drawback of this solution is that it's not timezone aware: extracted values are in UTC. Any way to convert it back to the client TZ?

Bruno Lavoie

(Mark Walkom) #4

So you want a bucket of 0000-0100 for all days in the year?

(Bruno Lavoie) #5

hum the buckets would be:

  • 00h00
  • 01h00
  • ...
  • 23h00

this can be for the year or last month or whatever the user select in time range in Kibana.


(system) #6