Search Boxes in Kibana

I am new to Kibana and had a question about customization. I wanted to find a way to make custom search boxes for different fields. An example of this might be having 2 separate search boxes in which you can narrow the search by city and firstname. I am not sure if this is possible with Kibana, or if it would require a custom plugin. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

There are a few potential solutions to your question.

The main ways that kibana allows for filtering/searching of data are:

  1. The Search bar at the top of the screen.

  2. The creation of filters

Other than those ways, there isn't an easy way for you to add custom controls to your dashboards or visualizations.

To create custom functionality like that, you have a couple of options.

  1. Create a plugin that adds the functionality that you want. Plugin Generator
  2. Write a custom web application and embed visualizations/dashboards from kibana. You then can control the state of those objects by manipulating the url. (add search terms or filters to a visualization in kibana and examine the changes in the url of your embed to figure out how to do what you want to do)

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