We were trying to put a visualization directly in Kibana/ElasticSearch using "/.kibana/visualization/" API. We are currently using 6.2.3 version of elasticsearch. After creating the visualization we got the following response:
Here, we got index name as a hex value. Now when we want to retrieve the visualization , we donot know the index name we need to query. Can you please elaborate what does this hex value signify and how is this mapping maintained.
That value is a UUID value that points to a specific index pattern in Kibana. All saved objects have a UUID (your visualization there does too, note the
_id value in the document). You can find out which index pattern a couple ways:
- If you open the index pattern in Kibana's management screen, you can see the UUID value in the URL
- If you query the
.kibana index, for documents with
"type": "index-pattern", using curl or the Console in Kibana.
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