Data Studio - Visualize Your Data

The Data Studio tab allows you to create custom visualizations using Kibana. Kibana is an open source analytic and visualization platform that allows you to perform advanced data analysis and visualize your data in various charts, tables, and maps.
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The
Data Studio
tab allows you to create custom visualizations using Kibana. Kibana is an open source analytic and visualization platform that allows you to perform advanced data analysis and visualize your data in various charts, tables, and maps.
You can also use the provided blueprints and use cases to get started with Kibana in
App Experience Analytics
. For more information about the data types that are supported by the Data Studio, see .
The Browser Agent is capable of capturing browser cookies which can be displayed in Data Studio. This capability is limited by an allow list. Only cookie names that begin with
_
APM_
or
APM_
and
JSESSIONID
and
VIEWSTATE
are supported.
Index Pattern Overview
Kibana uses index patterns to access data. Index patterns are used to identify the Elasticsearch index to run search and analytics against. They are also used to configure fields. In the
App Experience Analytics
instance of Kibana, the index patterns for your data are already defined. For a list of the available fields that you can use in your visualizations, see the topic Resource Data Model.
App Experience Analytics
only uses one index for each tenant. This default index is already set in the
Discover
tab.
Correlation of Data in Indexes
There is no correlation of data from different indexes in Data Studio from the relational database. We recommend the following guidelines:
  • All visualization in one dashboard should ideally use data from one index.
  • To show data from multiple indexes in a single dashboard, ensure that all fields are common for all indexes that are used in this dashboard. If some fields are not present in the index, the visualization from that index may be blank.
Explore Your Data
From the
Discovery
tab, you can submit search queries, filter the search results, and view document data. You can also see the number of documents that match the search query and get field value statistics. If a time field is configured for your index pattern, the distribution of documents over time is displayed in a histogram at the top of the page. For more information about how to use the
Discover
tab, refer to the following Kibana documentation:
Search Your Data
The search fields on the
Discover
and
Dashboard
tabs support the following syntax:
Search Examples
For example, if the data in your index is structured as follows:
{
"_index": "dxi_sessions-05_2016",
"_type": "sessions",
"_id": "AVTtY-K4uOd5PJ6rbc_6",
"_score": null,
"_source": {
"email_id": "",
"tenant_id": "MDO-ORG",
"country": "US",
"last_updated": 1459446611007,
"app_version": "1.0",
"multi_pf": 0,
"device_id": "DEVICE#1470",
"city": "GLASGOW",
"latlong": "35.94843,-91.547295",
"session_id": "cf3c415d-1e17-4fca-8f37-13b7cfaece9b",
"session_start": 1459446602728,
"platform": "iOS",
"carrier": "Pioneer",
"platform_version": "9.2",
"user_id": "",
"sdk_version": "15.4",
"model": "6S-Plus",
"state": "WEST VIRGINIA",
"app_id": "vishwa-21",
"make": "Apple",
"session_end": 1459446611007
}
You could use the following search strings:
If you are not receiving any results from your search queries, try changing the length of time using the time filter data_studio_time_picker .
Limit results by state:
state: "WEST VIRGINIA"
Limit results by state AND specific mobile platform:
state: "WEST VIRGINIA" AND platform: "iOS"
Limit results by state, platform, and a specific set of device models:
state: "WEST VIRGINIA" AND platform: "iOS" AND (model: "6S-Plus" OR "6S")
Limit results by state, city, and session start date:
Date fields use Epoch time. The following example uses an Epoch time of March 1, 2016.
state: "WEST VIRGINIA" AND city: "GLASGOW" AND session_start:>1456790400
Create Visualizations and Dashboards
Visualizations are graphical representations of your data, such as charts or maps. Once saved, you can use visualizations individually, or can combine your visualizations into a dashboard. You can create and manage visualizations using the
Visualize
tab. For more information about the
Visualize
tab, refer to the following Kibana documentation:
The following video demonstrates how to use Data Studio to create and edit custom visualizations:

Create a New Visualization
You can create a visualization using the
Visualize
tab at the top of the Data Studio section. You can also click
New Visualization
in the upper-right part of the
Visualize
tab.
Follow these steps:
  1. On the
    Visualize
    tab, select the type of visualization you want to create.
  2. Select the data source.
  3. Customize your visualization using the options on the left side of the window pane. For more information about how to customize each visualization, refer to the Kibana documentation for each visualization option:
Create a Dashboard
The
App Experience Analytics
instance of Kibana does not support sharing the dashboard using the Short URL option.
A dashboard is a collection of visualizations that you can customize. You can add your visualizations to a dashboard by using the
Dashboard
tab. For more information about dashboards, see the following Kibana documentation:
Add Visualizations to a Dashboard
Follow these steps:
  1. On the Dashboard tab, click
    Add Visualization
    . The list of saved visualization opens.
  2. Select the visualizations that you want to add to your dashboards.
  3. Click the up-arrow at the bottom of the list to add the visualizations to your dashboard. Once added, you can move the visualization containers by clicking and dragging the title bar. You can re-size a visualization by clicking and dragging on the lower-right corner of the visualization container.
  4. Click
    Save
    , then name the dashboard.
Manage Saved Searches, Visualizations, and Dashboards (Objects)
The
App Experience Analytics
instance of Kibana does not contain the
Settings
tab.
In the
App Experience Analytics
instance of Kibana, objects are managed from their associated tabs:
  • The
    Discover
    tab manages searches.
  • The
    Visualize
    tab manages visualizations.
  • The
    Dashboard
    tab manages dashboards.
Open an Object
To open an object, click
Load Saved
in the upper-right corner of the associated object tab.
The
Open
icon only appears on the
Visualize
tab after you have either opened an existing visualization, or created a new one. Your saved visualizations are also listed at the bottom of the
Visualize
tab. You can use the numbered links at the bottom of the page to browse through your saved visualizations. You can also use the visualization filter to search for a visualization by name.
Save an Object
The
App Experience Analytics
instance of Kibana contains several default visualizations and dashboards that you can use. If you save over these default objects, you will lose all changes to them after an upgrade. To retain any changes to the default objects, save them using a different name. For more information regarding the default objects, see the topic Work with Dashboards.
To save an object, click
Save
in the upper-right corner of the associated object tab.
Delete an Object
The
App Experience Analytics
instance of Kibana does not support the deletion or renaming of existing objects. To rename your objects, save them using a different name. You can also open, change, and re-save existing objects.