Changing field type in Kibana UI


I need to change field type from string to text, can I do it via Kibana in index patterns->fields or should it be done via static mapping in elasticsearch default template. What is the difference?


Kibana version Version: 5.6.8
ES version 5.6

You should set it with a specific mapping and then reindex.

Doing it in Kibana won't actually do anything other than pretend it's text and not a string, which will likely cause problems.

Thank you!

Why this functionality was added to Kibana if it will not solve fields conflicts?

And to finish this topic - all changes which is related to mapping\fields should be done in elastic, right?

I don't know why, but it doesn't actually do that.


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