This page enables you to directly edit settings that control the behavior of the application. For example, you can change the format used to display dates, specify the default index pattern, and set the precision for displayed decimal values.

To set advanced options:

  1. Go to Settings > Advanced Settings.
  2. Click the Edit button for the option you want to modify.
  3. Enter a new value for the option.
  4. Click the Save button.
Modifying the following settings can significantly affect performance and cause problems that are difficult to diagnose. Setting a property’s value to a blank field will revert to the default behavior, which may not be compatible with other configuration settings. Deleting a custom setting removes it from application permanently.


Settings Reference

query:queryString:options Options for the Lucene query string parser.
sort:options Options for the sort parameter.
dateFormat The format to use for displaying pretty-formatted dates.
dateFormat:tz The timezone that is used. The default value of Browser uses the timezone detected by the browser.
dateFormat:scaled These values define the format used to render ordered time-based data. Formatted timestamps must adapt to the interval between measurements. Keys are ISO8601 intervals.
dateFormat:dow This property defines what day weeks should start on.
defaultIndex Default is null. This property specifies the default index.
defaultColumns Default is _source. Defines the columns that appear by default on the Discover page.
metaFields An array of fields outside of _source.  These fields are merged into the document when displaying the document.
discover:sampleSize The number of rows to show in the Discover table.
doc_table:highlight Highlight results in Discover and Saved Searches Dashboard. Highlighting makes request slow when working on big documents. Set this property to false to disable highlighting.
courier:maxSegmentCount Application splits requests in the Discover app into segments to limit the size of requests sent to the data cluster. This setting constrains the length of the segment list. Long segment lists can significantly increase request processing time.
fields:popularLimit This setting governs how many of the top most popular fields are shown.
histogram:barTarget When date histograms use the autointerval, Application attempts to generate this number of bars.
histogram:maxBars Date histograms are not generated with more bars than the value of this property, scaling values when necessary.
visualization:tileMap:maxPrecision The maximum geoHash precision displayed on tile maps: 7 is high, 10 is very high, 12 is the maximum. Explanation of cell dimensions.
visualization:tileMap:WMSdefaults Default properties for the WMS map server support in the tile map.
visualization:colorMapping Maps values to specified colors within visualizations.
visualization:loadingDelay Time to wait before dimming visualizations during query.
csv:separator A string that serves as the separator for exported values.
csv:quoteValues Set this property to true to quote exported values.
history:limit In fields that have history, such as query inputs, the value of this property limits how many recent values are shown.
shortDots:enable Set this property to true to shorten long field names in visualizations. For example, instead of, show f.b.baz.
truncate:maxHeight This property specifies the maximum height that a cell occupies in a table. A value of 0 disables truncation.
indexPattern:fieldMapping:lookBack The value of this property sets the number of recent matching patterns to query the field mapping for index patterns with names that contain timestamps.
format:defaultTypeMap A map of the default format name for each field type. Field types that are not explicitly mentioned use “default“.
format:number:defaultPattern Default numeral format for the “number” format.
format:bytes:defaultPattern Default numeral format for the “bytes” format.
format:percent:defaultPattern Default numeral format for the “percent” format.
format:currency:defaultPattern Default numeral format for the “currency” format.
savedObjects:perPage The number of objects shown on each page of the list of saved objects. The default value is 5.
timepicker:timeDefaults The default time filter selection.
timepicker:refreshIntervalDefaults The time filter’s default refresh interval.
dashboard:defaultDarkTheme Set this property to true to make new dashboards use the dark theme by default.
filters:pinnedByDefault Set this property to true to make filters have a global state by default.
notifications:banner You can specify a custom banner to display temporary notices to all users. This field supports Markdown.
notifications:lifetime:banner Specifies the duration in milliseconds for banner notification displays. The default value is 3000000. Set this field to Infinityto disable banner notifications.
notifications:lifetime:error Specifies the duration in milliseconds for error notification displays. The default value is 300000. Set this field to Infinity to disable error notifications.
notifications:lifetime:warning Specifies the duration in milliseconds for warning notification displays. The default value is 10000. Set this field to Infinity to disable warning notifications.
notifications:lifetime:info Specifies the duration in milliseconds for information notification displays. The default value is 5000. Set this field to Infinity to disable information notifications.
Saved Objects