Timelion sheets exports for reuse on another Kibana instance


#1

Hello,

everything is in the title :yum:

I have some saved sheets in my Kibana instance, and would like to find a way to take them (where are them saved ??) and put them in another Kibana installation on another PC...

Your ideas/suggestions are very welcome.

Have a great day.


Export Timelion Sheets for future use
(Mark Walkom) #2

All the things it saves are in the .kibana index.

There is an export option in the settings tab that should do the trick.


#3

Hello Warkolm,

thank you for your reply.

I found the timelion-sheet Type in the .kibana index: with a simple RestApi http call, I was able to delete a saved sheet easily, like this: GET localhost:9200/.kibana/timelio-sheet/MySavedSheetId

Unfortunately, as I have no objects in the Settings/Objects tab, I was not able to export a sheet.

I suspect I could do this by using the RestApi again, I am still searching for a solution and will keep posted interested readers here.

Have a great day.


#4

Hi there,

here I am again: I made a mistake in my last POST...
If you want to delete a timelion-sheet, you should send a "DELETE" (and not "GET") http request, like this:
DELETE localhost:9200/.kibana/timelion-sheet/MySavedSheetId

My apologies :slight_smile:


#5

Back again:

if you want to export/import a timelion sheet, using the restApi, try this !

Export (get the content of your sheet, as seen above):
GET localhost:9200/.kibana/timelio-sheet/MySavedSheetId

Import:
take the content your export, but just keep the elements under "source", and put it like this in your destination Kibana instance:
PUT http://localhost:9200/.kibana/timelion-sheet/ImportedTestSheet
JSON content of this http PUT request:
{
"title": "ImportedTestSheet",
"hits": 0,
"description": "",
"timelion_sheet": [".es(index='jmeter_tir3',avg:ResponseTimeMs).label('Tir3').title(title='Response Time (ms)'),.es(index='jmeter_tir4',avg:ResponseTimeMs,offset=-11m).label('Tir4')",
".es(index='jmeter_tir3',avg:Bytes).label('Tir3').title(title='Bytes Per Request'),.es(index='jmeter_tir4',avg:Bytes,offset=-11m).label('Tir4')",
".es(index='jmeter_tir3',avg:Error).label('Tir3').title(title='Errors/s'),.es(index='jmeter_tir4',avg:Error,offset=-11m).label('Tir4')",
".es(index='jmeter_tir3').label('Tir3').title(title='Hits/s'),.es(index='jmeter_tir4',offset=-11m).label('Tir4')"],
"timelion_interval": "1s",
"timelion_other_interval": "1d",
"timelion_chart_height": 275,
"timelion_columns": 2,
"timelion_rows": 2,
"version": 1
}

In this example, the Timelion code used in this sheet was (just to help you read the JSON content above ):
.es(index='jmeter_tir3',avg:ResponseTimeMs).label('Tir3').title(title='Response Time (ms)'),.es(index='jmeter_tir4',avg:ResponseTimeMs,offset=-11m).label('Tir4')

Hope this could help :slight_smile:


(Pavithra K C) #6

GET .kibana/timelion-sheet/MySavedSheetId

This is not working. It gives me an output of

{
"_index": ".kibana",
"_type": "timelion-sheet",
"_id": "MySavedSheetId",
"found": false
}

Nothing found.

I have one saved under Timelion. How to export the timesheets?


(system) #7