Kibana fields start with '?' instead of 't'

Solution Verified - Updated -

Environment

  • RedHat OpenShift Logging
    • 5

Issue

  • Kibana fields start with ? instead of t.

Resolution

  • The t means it's a text field and ? means that the type is unknown and the index patterns need to be refreshed.

  • For Refreshing the Index pattern :
    In Kibana UI Go to Management >> Index patterns, pick index pattern for which fields starting with ? are seen >> Click the "Refresh" button at the top right.

  • Do this with all index patterns that are showing fields starting with ?.

Diagnostic Steps

  • After adding structuredTypeKey and structuredTypeName in ClusterLogForwarder to enable JSON logs some fields in Kibana start ? instead of t.
    Kibana '?' field.

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