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Export Kibana Discover results to CSV

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    Welcome to our comprehensive guide on exporting Kibana Discover results to CSV. The ability to export these results into a CSV file is not only invaluable for creating a human-readable record of your data but also essential for backing up information and further analyzing it using spreadsheet software. In this guide, we'll delve into what Kibana Discover results entail, the step-by-step process to efficiently export these results to a CSV file, the various use cases that benefit from such exports, and an exploration of Sourcetable as an alternative method for managing Kibana Discover results. Additionally, we'll address common queries in our Q&A section to enhance your understanding of the export process and its significance.

    Kibana Discover Results

    Kibana Discover is a feature within the Kibana suite, designed to enable users to explore and query their data effectively. It is a software tool that facilitates the quick searching and filtering of data, helping users to gain insights into the structure of their fields and the contents of their data.

    Through Discover, users can view individual documents, summarize data in tables, and even create runtime fields. It offers the flexibility to save searches for later use, and also to place these saved searches on dashboards for an integrated view. Additionally, Discover provides capabilities to share findings, create alerts, and visualize aggregated data, making it a comprehensive tool for data analysis and reporting.

    Exporting Kibana Discover Results to a CSV File

    Exporting from the Discover Results Page

    To export Kibana Discover results to a CSV file from the Discover results page, follow these steps. First, ensure that you have a Basic license for Kibana. Begin by selecting a transmitter ID to visualize its journey. Then, prepare the data for export by selecting the specific fields you wish to include in your CSV file. Once the data is ready, save your query. After saving, click on 'Share' and then choose 'CSV Reports' to initiate the CSV file creation containing the selected fields. Finally, you can recover the newly created CSV file in the Management tool in Kibana. This CSV file can be imported into any spreadsheet software for further manipulation or storage outside of Elasticsearch.

    Exporting from a Visualization

    Exporting Kibana Discover results to CSV from a visualization is another method available to users. However, this requires a Reporting subscription which is a part of the X-Pack. To perform this export, you can follow the related process for creating a visualization of your data. Once you have your visualization set up, you will need to use the Reporting option to generate a CSV file. Note that exporting Discover results directly is available with a Basic license, while exporting from a visualization or dashboard requires the additional Reporting option from X-Pack.

    Sourcetable Integration

    Streamline Your Data Analysis with Sourcetable

    Instead of the traditional method of exporting Kibana Discover results to a CSV and then importing them into a spreadsheet program, you can leverage the power of Sourcetable to simplify and enhance your data analysis workflow. Sourcetable allows you to sync your live data from a myriad of applications or databases, including Kibana. This integration capability ensures that your data is always up-to-date, giving you real-time insights that are not possible with static CSV exports.

    Using Sourcetable's intuitive spreadsheet interface, you can effortlessly pull in data from multiple sources. This not only eliminates the need for cumbersome export and import processes but also saves valuable time and reduces the risk of errors that can occur during data transfer. Moreover, Sourcetable's automation features streamline repetitive tasks, freeing you to focus on the more critical aspects of business intelligence and data analysis.

    Common Use Cases

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      Exploring the data outside of Kibana
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      Analyzing the data outside of Kibana

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Is CSV exporting from Kibana Discover a paid feature?

    No, CSV exporting from Kibana Discover is available to users with a Basic license.

    What are the prerequisites for exporting Kibana Discover results to CSV?

    You need to save a query and have the Reporting option in X-Pack enabled.

    How do I initiate a CSV export from the Kibana Discover page?

    After saving your query, click on Share, then click on CSV Reports.

    Where can I retrieve my exported CSV reports?

    CSV reports can be retrieved from the Management > Reporting page.

    What happens after I click on Share > CSV Reports in Kibana Discover?

    A pop-up notification will appear in the lower right corner indicating that the export is in progress.


    In summary, exporting your Kibana Discover results to a CSV is a straightforward process that can be accomplished with a few simple steps. Whether you need a raw CSV with precise values and timestamps or a formatted CSV for more human-readable data, Kibana provides the flexibility to choose the output that best suits your needs. However, if you're looking for an even more efficient way to manage your data, consider using Sourcetable to import your data directly into a spreadsheet. Sign up for Sourcetable today to streamline your data analysis and visualization workflows.

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