Use watchers to manage indices and get watcher data into visualisations




I have two questions:

  1. Is it possible to use watchers to create/delete indices?

  2. How could I get into a visualisation?
    In the discovery tab it says that there is no cached mapping for that field, but refreshing the index pattern doesn't help.

(Alexander Reelsen) #2


  1. Yes, you can use the webhook action to do that.
  2. This is not possible. In order to find out why, you should take a look at the watch history index template (just use GET _template to check it out. The payload field is never indexed, because it can be highly dynamic and thus cause a mapping explosion as well as cause invalid mappings (one watch has a payload that has a fieldname with a string, the other with an integer) - that's why it is disabled.

Hope this helps!



Hey Alex,

Thank you for the fast reply.
I'll check out the webhook action.

(system) #4

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