What is Canvas?

As explained previously, Canvas is a place for you to build highly custom-tailored reports with a set a customizable elements. The experience in Canvas is very different from standard Kibana dashboards. Canvas presents you with a workspace where you can build sets of slides (similar in concept to Microsoft PowerPoint) called the workpad.

Here is a screenshot of an empty Canvas Workpad:

As we can see, the workspace has a blank page where you can place and position components called elements. Elements can be directly connected to data that's stored in Elasticsearch and can be configured in the sidebar, where all options relative ...

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