I was very excited about the announcement of Timelion and introductory videos about its capability. However, I am having difficulty with being able to use it with my data. Key issues I run into:
I am not able to figure out how to configure Timelion panels to use a specific index-pattern or saved search. Looks like it only works with current default index pattern, unlike visualizations that allow you to select the data from any index-pattern or saved search.
Looks like the timestamp field is always '@timestamp'. There were some articles about how to edit timelion.json, but I can not find any clear reference documentation about this. Also, having this configured statically for entire Kibana instance in a configuration file does not sound right. I am looking for how one can select a timestamp filed as we do with index patterns or saved searches.
The documentation is very sparse. There are lots articles from pre-kibana (stand-alone plugin) versions to bundled into Kibana. Not very easy to figure out what is applicable to Kibana 5.3.0.
Appreciate if any one have how they are addressing these issues.