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Saved Objects

Manage your saved objects, including dashboards, visualizations, maps, data views, and more.

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To get started, go to Project settingsManagementSaved Objects:

View and delete

  • To view and edit a saved object in its associated application, click the object title.

  • To show objects that use this object, so you know the impact of deleting it, click the actions icon and then select Relationships.

  • To delete one or more objects, select their checkboxes, and then click Delete.

Import and export

Use import and export to move objects between different Kibana instances. These actions are useful when you have multiple environments for development and production. Import and export also work well when you have a large number of objects to update and want to batch the process.


Import multiple objects in a single operation.

  1. In the toolbar, click Import.

  2. Select the NDJSON file that includes the objects you want to import.

  3. Select the import options. By default, saved objects already in Kibana are overwritten.

  4. Click Import.


Export objects by selection or type.

  • To export specific objects, select them in the table, and then click Export.
  • To export objects by type, click Export objects in the toolbar.

Kibana creates an NDJSON with all your saved objects. By default, the NDJSON includes child objects related to the saved objects. Exported dashboards include their associated data views.

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