I am very new to Kibana and Elasticsearch, I am trying to understand the visualizations and their options.
I have some example data in elastisearch, which I can see via the Dev Tools when running the default query. There, I have 46 entries, a couple of them are from the
.kibana index, and the rest from my example data
I simply want to create a visual metric showing the entries for the
.example_data index, which I thought might just be the easiest thing to start with. So I create a new Metric, choose "Count" and at first, the count actually is correct. However, after the dashboard refreshes again and again, it goes down 1 every time, until it is at 0. The data however is obviously still there. When I put in new data, the count goes up 1 immediately, but then goes down to 0 again.
I have also tried using "Unique Count" and setting the field to "_id". It just stays at 0. I have tried every field I have which is unique, nothing will bring up the actual count of the documents in the index.
I appreciate any help with this.