Query DSL - Filters

elasticsearch provides a full Java query DSL in a similar manner to the REST Query DSL. The factory for filter builders is FilterBuilders.

Once your query is ready, you can use the Search API.

See also how to build Queries.

To use QueryBuilders or FilterBuilders just import them in your class:

import static org.elasticsearch.index.query.QueryBuilders.*;
import static org.elasticsearch.index.query.FilterBuilders.*;

Note that you can easily print (aka debug) JSON generated queries using toString() method on FilterBuilder object.