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Logstail Notebooks is one more feature that enhances the reporting capabilities. A Kibana notebook is an interface that lets you easily combine live visualizations and narrative text in a single notebook interface. Notebooks enables contextual use of data with detailed explanations by allowing a user to combine saved visualizations, text, graphs and decorate data in Elastic with other reference data sources.

Now you can interactively explore data by running different visualizations and share your work with other members of your team!

A notebook is a document composed of two elements: Kibana visualizations and paragraphs in Markdown. Choose multiple timelines to compare and contrast visualizations. Common use cases include creating live infrastructure or postmortem reports or designing runbooks.

Let’s say for example that your infrastructure has encountered an issue and you want to explain the situation or in other words “tell the story” of what happened in order to all members of your team are aware. With Notebooks, you can combine Text and Visualizations to tell the story.

Let’s get Started with Notebooks!!

To get started, choose Kibana Notebooks in Kibana.

Step 1: Create a notebook

A notebook is an interface for creating reports.

  1. Choose Create notebook and enter a descriptive name.
  2. Choose Create.

Choose Notebook actions to rename, duplicate, or delete a notebook.

Step 2: Add a paragraph

Paragraphs combine text and visualizations for describing data.

Add a Markdown Paragraph

  1. To add text, choose Add markdown paragraph.
  2. Add rich text with markdown syntax.

You can choose multiple timelines to compare and contrast visualizations.

To run and save a paragraph, choose Run.

You can perform the following actions on paragraphs:

  • Add a new paragraph to the top of a report.
  • Add a new paragraph to the bottom of a report.
  • Run all the paragraphs at the same time.
  • Clear the outputs of all paragraphs.
  • Delete all the paragraphs.
  • Move paragraphs up and down.
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