Kibana plugin: embedded visualization error


Based on Peter Pišljar's example (, I'm trying to embed a visualization inside my kibana plugin.

My controller looks like this:

app.controller('TestVisApp', function ($scope, Private, serviceSettings) {
  const visContainer = $('.test-vis-app-visualize');
  getVisualizeLoader().then(loader => {
    loader.embedVisualizationWithId(visContainer, '68a473b0-8168-11e8-b601-d5f98337454c',
        timeRange: {
          from: 'now-1y',
          to: 'now'

Nevertheless, no matter which visualization id I try, I get the following error:

Uncaught TypeError: Cannot read property 'from' of undefined (

Error: Uncaught TypeError: Cannot read property 'from' of undefined ( at window.onerror (

Here's the browser log:
:5601/zrq/bundles/commons.bundle.js?v=8467:734 Error: Uncaught TypeError: Cannot read property 'from' of undefined (
_ at window.onerror (:5601/zrq/bundles/commons.bundle.js?v=8467:36474)_
Notifier.showFatal @ :5601/zrq/bundles/commons.bundle.js?v=8467:734
:5601/zrq/bundles/vendors.bundle.js?v=8467:1903 Uncaught TypeError: Cannot read property 'from' of undefined
_ at Timefilter.calculateBounds (:5601/zrq/bundles/commons.bundle.js?v=8467:33417)

_ at Timefilter.getBounds (:5601/zrq/bundles/commons.bundle.js?v=8467:33412)_
_ at getUpdateStatus (:5601/zrq/bundles/commons.bundle.js?v=8467:20052)_
_ at Object.callee$ (:5601/zrq/bundles/commons.bundle.js?v=8467:40108)
_ at tryCatch (:5601/zrq/bundles/vendors.bundle.js?v=8467:193098)_
_ at Generator.invoke [as invoke] (:5601/zrq/bundles/vendors.bundle.js?v=8467:193336)
_ at Generator.prototype.(anonymous function) [as next] (
_ at step (:5601/zrq/bundles/commons.bundle.js?v=8467:40003)_
_ at :5601/zrq/bundles/commons.bundle.js?v=8467:40003_
:5601/zrq/bundles/commons.bundle.js?v=8467:698 Uncaught Error: Uncaught TypeError: Cannot read property 'from' of undefined (
_ at window.onerror (:5601/zrq/bundles/commons.bundle.js?v=8467:36474)_
:5601/zrq/bundles/commons.bundle.js?v=8467:1010 tabify agg response
:5601/zrq/bundles/commons.bundle.js?v=8467:1006 complete in 0.90ms

Any ideas?
I am using Kibana 6.2.1 and Elasticsearch 6.2.1.

Thanks in advance,

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Hm. It's hard to tell from that stacktrace. It looks like you're running your plugin in a production release of Kibana, which doesn't produce very easy stack traces for debugging purposes. I'd suggest pulling down Kibana's source code and running your plugin inside of that:

That'll help you pinpoint the source of the error.


thanks for your response.

I am running in kibana's development code. Any other thing I can try?

This is how the fatal error is shown:


Ah. Wow, that's not a great stacktrace! Well, if you're running in dev-mode, you should have sourcemaps available if you pull up your browser's dev tools. Here's a link to how to pull those up for Chrome:

If you open your dev tools, then refresh the page, you should see something in the console that pinpoints the source. I generally start poking around with breakpoints and console.logs until I track down the issue. I don't think there's a quick answer to your question. It'll require some digging in the dev tools to figure out where the problem lies.


Sorry if I was not clear, by browser log above I meant the logging in Chrome's DevTools.
The first error occurs when the loader.embedVisualizationWithId is called.

Any ideas?

Hi Arturo, sorry for the late response.

Did you ever solve this?

I don't have ideas other than to start putting debug console logs into your code to find out where it's going wrong. it sounds like it's trying to access a property "from" on an undefined time range, but it's not clear from the error whether that invalid access is happening in your visualization or in Kibana itself.

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