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The drag-and-drop visualization wizard an experimental feature with OpenSearch 2.3. Therefore, we do not recommend the use of drag-and-drop wizard in a production environment. For updates on the progress of drag and drop or if you want leave feedback that could help improve the feature, see the Drag and drop git issue.

Drag-and-drop wizard

You can use the drag-and-drop visualization wizard in OpenSearch Dashboards to create your data visualizations easily with just a few clicks or a single mouse gesture.

The drag-and-drop visualization wizard:

  • Gives you an immediate view of your data without the need to preselect the visualization output.
  • Gives you the flexibility to change visualization types and index patterns quickly.
  • Gives you the ability to easily navigate between multiple screens.

Drag and drop user interface

Try out the wizard

You can try out the wizard locally or in the OpenSearch playground.

Try the wizard in OpenSearch playground

If you’d like to try out the wizard without installing OpenSearch locally, you can do so in the OpenSearch Dashboards playground. The feature is enabled in the playground by default.

Try the wizard locally

To enable the drag-and-drop wizard in your local installation, add the following flag to the opensearch_dashboards.yml file:

wizard.enabled: true

Then confirm that the feature is enabled in OpenSearch Dashboards:

  1. To open OpenSearch Dashboards:
    • If you’re not running the security plugin, go to http://localhost:5601.
    • If you’re running the security plugin, go to https://localhost:5601 and log in with your username and password (default is admin/admin).
  2. From the top menu, select Management > Stack Management > Advanced Settings. Stack management menu

  3. Select Visualization. The Enable experimental visualizations option should be turned on.

Enable experimental visualizations

To get started, follow the steps below to create a new visualization using the wizard:

  1. From the top menu, select Visualize > Create visualization > Wizard.

    Select Wizard visualization

  2. Drag and drop field names from the left column into the Configuration panel to generate a visualization.

Here’s an example visualization. Your visualization will look different depending on your data and the fields you select.

Visualization generated using sample data in the Wizard