Is the only way to create visualizations by pointing and clicking through the UI? In searching for events, I can just type directly in the search bar, e.g. environment:production AND type:json-logs instead of pointing and clicking through the filter bar on the left. I don't see anything equivalent to quickly be able to create visualizations ... e.g. chart Count,Average(duration) by @timestamp span=1m split-by Terms(route).
When speed is of the essence, trying to figure out where your system might be having a problem - the current UI is massively slow. I can type out what I want to visualize way faster than I can point and click my way through drop downs and field expansions. This means the difference between processing through 4-5 visualizations a minute to figure out where your problem is, versus maybe 1-2 per minute. If you need to get through 10-20 visualizations to pinpoint the issue, that can be the difference between a minor disruption that's barely noticed and a major issue that trends on Twitter.
I get that the current UI allows newbies to get in and create meaningful visualizations with their data, but it's not power-user friendly, IMO.
If there's a way to do this already, can someone point out the docs for it? Googling has been fruitless thus far.