Kibana: How to get the top hits for a field and then do a count of them in terms of another field

I have documents with fields account_id(primary key for my relational db) and status. Whenever there is a change in the status of the account, I pushed the event to the ElasticSearch with the account_id and status.

So over a period of time there will be multiple documents for an account with different statuses.

My requirement is to get the recent document for each account_id and do a count in terms of the status.

SQL equivalent "select status, count(*) from account group by status ;"

Example: consider following logs

account_id: 1, status:delete, @timestamp: November 4th 2017, 18:42:09.445
account_id: 1, status:save, @timestamp: November 3rd 2017, 18:42:09.445
account_id: 1, status:draft, @timestamp: November 2nd 2017, 19:42:09.445
account_id: 2, status:draft, @timestamp: November 3rd 2017, 19:42:09.445
account_id: 3, status:save, @timestamp: November 4th 2017, 18:42:09.445
account_id: 3, status:draft, @timestamp: November 3rd 2017, 19:42:09.445

Output should be like:

status count
delete 1
save 1
draft 1

Hmm, after playing around with this, I'm not sure it's possible to do what you're wanting. I can't even really think of a way to get an Elasticsearch query to get the results you are wanting here without possibly using some sort of script. I think it boils down to not being able to do sub aggregations on a top hits aggregation.

Thanks for the response!! I wish that feature was in Kibana, it would have added a lot of value into our project.

For now as a workaround, I updated my logstash.conf so as to push the same log message to two indexes. In first index, I always create a new record and in the second index, I create/update the record.

Snippet of the logstash.conf

output {
if [index_name] == "Account" {
elasticsearch {
hosts => ["IP:PORT"]
index => "account"
}
}
stdout { codec => rubydebug }
}
output {
if [index_name] == "Account" {
elasticsearch {
hosts => ["IP:PORT"]
index => "account_latest"
document_id => "%{field_id}"
}
}
stdout { codec => rubydebug }
}

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