How Do I Query Index Data on Kibana in an ES Cluster?

Run the following command to query index data through an API on Kibana:

GET indexname/_search

The returned data is shown in the following figure.

**Figure 1** Returned data

Figure 1 Returned data


  • took: How many milliseconds the query cost.

  • time_out: Whether a timeout occurred.

  • _shard: Data is split into five shards. All of the five shards have been searched and data is returned successfully. No query result fails to be returned. No data is skipped.

  • Number of query results. Three documents are returned in this example.

  • max_score: Score of the returned documents. The document that is more relevant to your search criteria would have a higher score.

  • hits.hits: Detailed information of the returned documents.