Link to another dashboard


I have some metrics that show a number of events on my dasboard. I would like to be able to click on the metric and it open up a dashboard where it gives me more information about the data instead of just the number of events shown in the metric.

How can I achieve this?


Perhaps take a look at Drill downs here

@stephenb thanks, I did look at that one however it seems that only certain controls can use that feature! I am using a metric control I will post you a picture of what I mean, and it does not have the option to create a drill down so there must be some other way right? because it is important to transition from a count of events to the events themselves, of course it is possible to do this (would make Kibana practically useless if it didn't do it) so how is it done?

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I want to click on the above and be taken to a dashboard that lists out each suspicious event.

What version are you on?

You can easily recreate that same visualization with Lens which supports drill downs.

I am on 7.14 so if I could do that, that would be great. Lens?

Great your in 7.14

Oh and @John_Doe4 welcome to the community

Lens, It's the new powerful visualization tool in Kibana

Thanks, ooooooh that, I think I tried that but it was like stripped down and less powerful than the metric component and so I wasn't able to select the stuff I needed to get the correct metric to show? I'll revisit it and have another crack at it, but the gist I got was that the lens thing was a simplification of the previous controls and not as flexible/powerful.

Can you show the configuration of the metric visualization?

If so we can probably help...

What stuff exactly could you not select?

Not sure I would characterize lens as stripped down or simplification It works a little bit different.... That's not to say that it has every feature

And if for some reason lens could not TSVB It's very powerful and has a metric as well.

so show us what you want to do and we'll see if we can help.

Hi, I apologise for the late reply, got thrown into a COVID lockdown here and it threw me a bit of a curve ball. I am however back and revisiting this project again.

I think I have managed to convert to lens metric, however some things I was using previously I can't seem to find! I can't find where I can make the numbers change from green to red like I was in the old metric control, and I can't find where I can set the size of the number (so I'm using size 45 on the old metric).

Is it possible to do these on the lens metric?

@stephenb Also, I can't see the option for it to have a drilldown? What am I doing wrong???? I've switched to TSVB Metric now and it is autosizing the number to size 45 and I can do the colors with it, but again there is no option for drilldown with it??? Are you sure it has drilldown from the metric in TSVB?

HI @John_Doe4

Welcome back.

Well it appears that you are not missing anything, currently you can not Create a drill down from a lens or TSVB metric. I've given this feedback to product management.

You can create a piece of hyperlink text right as a separate small visualization right above that metric if need be I can show you how to do that.

I also let them know that in lens we want the metric to be color-coded for values like TSVB

I've given this feedback to product management

Thanks, yea it baffles me that something like a metric cannot drill down. So in my case, I have a metric that shows me things like the number of Suricata alerts, and then when I click it, i would like to open up a dashboard that has a table view of all the suricata alerts in detail. I would think that is quite a common use case surely?

Thanks but I'm space poor on my dash, I don't think I could make the space for a dedicated label. I might just wait and hope that drill down can come to metric, I can manually switch dashboard for the interim, but it would be nice to click the metric and see the results that power it is all, quite perplexing that what I would imagine is an every day use case is totally absent.

It prompted a pretty extensive internal discussion just so you know.

Here is the issue I know it doesn't look like much but behind it there was a lot of discussion

So before all this we just used to create a little navigation bar at the top with a couple links built right in that could have filters and things like that as part of it.

I can show you example if you're interested but if you literally don't have 12 font size to add to a dashboard then it's not really a fit

Oh yes I could fit a nav bar at the top, i was more concerned with doing a label for each of my metrics because I have a lot of them I'd probably consume 1/5 of my dash with labels if i went that route but certainly a small navigation bar at the top could be something that would work for me as the next best thing from a drill down yea.

Ah yea nice, thanks for opening the bug on github.

Yes please, I tried googling it now but what I saw was for Kibana 4

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