- filtertype: count
  count: 10
  reverse: True
  use_age: False
  source: creation_date
  exclude: False

Empty values and commented lines will result in the default value, if any, being selected. If a setting is set, but not used by a given filtertype, it may generate an error.

This filtertype will iterate over the actionable list of indices or snapshots. They are ordered by age, or by alphabet, so as to guarantee that the correct items will remain in, or be removed from the actionable list based on the values of count, exclude, and reverse.

For use cases, where "like" items are being counted, and their name pattern guarantees date sorting is equal to alphabetical sorting, it is unnecessary to set use_age to True, as item names will be sorted in reverse order by default. This means that the item count will start beginning with the newest indices or snapshots, and proceed through to the oldest.

Read more about the different settings for this filtertype:

Required settingsedit

Optional settingsedit

Index-only settingsedit

  • field (required if source is field_stats)
  • stats_result (only used if source is field_stats)