Set time range filter to drill-down target from Vega panel

Hello community,

I am trying to implement a drill-down functionality to my Vega panel able to send, alongside a manually set query filter, the time range inherited from my origin dashboard.

The version that I was able to reach now successfully sets the query filter, however it fails to set the time range on the target dashboard.

  "$schema": "",
  "description": "Drill-down panel",
  "autosize": {
    "type": "fit",
    "resize": true
  "data": [
      "name": "source",
      "url": {
        "index": "logstash-*",
        "%context%": true,
        "%timefield%": "@timestamp",
        "body": {
          "size": 0,
          "aggs": {
            "total": { "cardinality": { "field": "log_level.keyword" } }
      "format": {
        "property": "aggregations"
  "marks": [
      "type": "rect",
      "from": { "data": "source" },
      "encode": {
        "enter": {
          "x": { "value": 0 },
          "y": { "value": 0 },
          "width": { "signal": "width" },
          "height": { "signal": "height"  },
          "href": {
          "signal": " > 0 ? 'kibana#/dashboard/ef819120-c89d-11ed-9e40-91687efc2428?_a=(filters:!((%27$state%27:(store:appState),exists:(field:log_level))))&_g=(time:(from:datum.timeRangeFrom,to:datum.timeRangeTo))' : null",
            "target": "_self"
          "tooltip": {"signal": " > 0 ? 'Click for details' : null"}

I'm not sure if timeRangeFrom and timeRangeTo actually hold the actual limits of the data time range, but certainly they don't work the way I use them.

Is it even possible to set the time range this way? Is there any useful resource where I can learn more regarding this topic?

Thank you, and I would appreciate any input.

There is no official API for the state of the dashboard URLs. Why not using Lens and regular drilldowns? You can configure a drilldown that will open your selected dashboard carrying all the filters and time range

Example on a drilldown that will help filtering on a destination dashboard by rows on a table (but it can be any other Lens visualization type)

Thank you for the suggestion, Jorge.
I am using Vega because my panel requires some custom colorization which Lens can't provide in such a controlled manner.

I have been able to (kind of) get hold of the time range by fetching the oldest timestamp in my data set

"aggs": { ... "oldestTimestamp": { "min": { "field": "@timestamp" } } }

and making use of this value through a signal when constructing the href url in the respective mark:

{ "name": "timeRangeFrom", "update": "(data('source')[0].oldestTimestamp.value_as_string)" }

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