This is the official Go client for Elasticsearch.

Full documentation is hosted at GitHub and GoDoc. This documentation provides only an overview of features.

Elasticsearch Version Compatibilityedit

The client major versions correspond to the Elasticsearch major versions: to connect to Elasticsearch 6.x, use a 6.x version of the client, to connect to Elasticsearch 7.x, use a 7.x version of the client, and so on.

The master branch of the client is compatible with the master branch of Elasticsearch.


package main

import (


func main() {
  es, _ := elasticsearch.NewDefaultClient()

Please have a look at the collection of comprehensive examples in the repository at https://github.com/elastic/go-elasticsearch/tree/master/_examples.



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