[BEGINNER] Cant produce a dashboard

I have just started using the stack and this is my index list.

I added 2 indices for a github organisation to analyze it.

For some reason, I have many visualisations, which I dont know where they have come from.

When I try to see the dashboard, I get a bunch of these empty boxes.

What do I do to get the dashboard right?


You seem to have installed a bunch pre-configured visualizations/dashboards. Did you install it from https://www.elastic.co/? or inherit it? which version?

Also the error message on dashboard is saying that you don't have the index pattern author_uuid in Kibana. Right now you can add visualizations and dashboards on coala* which is the defined index pattern in your Kibana.


@bhavyarm Yes, I did install them from the official site.
But after that, I followed the instructions from this tutorial (https://grimoirelab.gitbooks.io/tutorial/content/grimoireelk/a-simple-dashboard.html), to create a simple dashboard.

I deleted those indices, using the 'curl XDELETE ...' commands. So I guess that explains the visualisations.

But what if I want to use these visualisations for this index? Will I have to create them again?
[EDIT: If no, how do I add these visualisations to the index?]
Thanks :slight_smile:

There are two ways solve this problem.

  1. You recreate those visualizations ..harder :slight_smile:
  2. You can edit your json for the visualization and dashboards to your new index pattern name in Kibana. You can find it under saved objects under management. This solution is hacky though.


@bhavyarm I tried this on one of the visualisations. I replaced the previous index name with 'coala2' which is one of my current indices. But for some reason, it still doesn't identify it.

[EDIT: Does it need the index pattern ? (which for me is coala*) . Even after changing the index to 'coala*' it still shows the same error? ]

It does need the name of your index pattern. Can you recreate those deleted indices in ES and indexpattern in Kibana and try again?

We are getting into weeds here and as you are just trying out its not necessary.

These are some of our Kibana docs: https://www.elastic.co/guide/en/kibana/current/index.html
and these tutorials help too: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-eCKDhj-Os&list=PLWOeloPQaz1C91x7ioqFO8SnaV7xNFvjo


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