Ignore filter(s)

I’m currently creating a dashboard with 2 indices and while trying to filter on it, I’m only getting the information on one index visualisation.
I have noticed the ignore filter advanced setting but I’m not sure of the implications turning it on in global and how it may affect customers.. Will it affect any of the information I have already in the stack, will my indices be affected or will dashboard be affected etc? Or does this not affect anything?


Hi @Seanlally,

The ignoreFilterIfFieldNotInIndex setting should only affect the queries that are sent from dashboards, and shouldn't be messing with any of your data. So if you were to turn this setting on for testing purposes and then turn it back off, it shouldn't have any lasting effects on your Kibana instance. The only behavior it changes is which filters are applied to visualizations in your dashboards.

There was recently a bug with this setting not being correctly applied to visualizations, which was fixed as of 6.7. The issue description sums up the purpose of this setting nicely:

Enabling ignoreFilterIfFieldNotInIndex should prevent visualizations on a dashboard from being filtered if the index pattern they're based on does not contain the filtered field

There are still some remaining issues with the setting; to ensure it is working for you as expected, I'd suggest reading the discussion on this issue first. Then you could try turning it on temporarily -- perhaps in a separate Space with some sample data if you want to avoid affecting other users of your dashboards -- before permanently toggling it on.

Hope this helps!

This topic was automatically closed 28 days after the last reply. New replies are no longer allowed.