Refinery Index Views

Chaos Index Views replace the Kibana Index Patterns. This guide will highlight the key features on how users will create views, virtually transform schema on index data, and visualize the Chaos Index Views.

CHAOSSEARCH Index Views are logical indexes based on the physical indexes created in the Storage section of the CHAOSSEARCH Platform. The refinery allows users the unique ability to clean, prepare, and transform the index data. Schema Transformation can be applied to one or many fields and the changing of Types between a String, Number, or TimeVal without the need to re-index data.

Working in the Refinery

Creating a View

Index Views replace Index Patterns

All created indexes in the Storage section are available in the left-hand menu. To create a new view:

  • Select the Index from the column on the left
  • Click Create View
  • Type the Indice or Indices to group together in the regex filter to create the Index Pattern
  • Click Next

Schema Transformation

After selecting the View, you will have the opportunity to transform the schema of any of the fields within the index structure.

  • Select or Search for the field to transform
  • Click the Gear Icon
  • Input the regex into the Field Transform Pattern to structure the new schema
  • Users can add additional Materialized Fields and select the appropriate Type
  • Click Save Transformation

Materialized Fields

In the Field Transform Pattern section, the regex defined for each capture groups’ backreference(s) is what will be stored in each Materialized Field

In the next section select the appropriate Timestamp Field, select the new Time type required for the Index View

The final step in the Index View creation is to assign it a name. The View name will be present in the Discover part in the Visual section of the platform.

View Naming

View names must comply with DNS naming conventions.


Refinery Index Views


Chaos Index Views replace the Kibana Index Patterns. This guide will highlight the key features on how users will create views, virtually transform schema on index data, and visualize the Chaos Index Views.

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