How can I use Elasticsearch data source if I do not have "Time field name"

We use Kibana to index without “Time Filter field name” since we don’t have any field type date (we have the timestamp as a number) and it seems that since we don’t the time filter we get the error "No date field named timestamp found"anyway to get past this?

  • Our main goal for Grafana is to monitor the servers status (CPU, memory and network)

Grafana ver: 4.5.2
ElasticSearch ver: 5.5.1
Both have been installed using the Microsoft Azure Cloud Marketplace.


You can still have the timestamp as a number, but you need to change the mapping to a date type to be able to use it in Grafana.

Please see the comment in this issue.