The value of this setting is used by kind as follows:
prefix: Search the first part of an index name for the provided value
suffix: Search the last part of an index name for the provided value
regex: Provide your own regular expression, and Curator will find the matches.
timestring: An strftime string to extrapolate and find indices that match. For example, given a
'%Y.%m.%d', matching indices would include
.marvel-2016.04.01, but not
myindex-2016-04-01, as the pattern is different.
Whatever you provide for
value is always going to be a part of a
regular expression. The safest practice is to always encapsulate within single quotes. For example:
value: '-suffix', or
There is no default value. This setting must be set by the user or an exception will be raised, and execution will halt.
There are context-specific examples using
value in the kind