Get Alias APIedit

Get Alias Requestedit

The Get Alias API uses GetAliasesRequest as its request object. One or more aliases can be optionally provided either at construction time or later on through the relevant setter method.

GetAliasesRequest request = new GetAliasesRequest();
GetAliasesRequest requestWithAlias = new GetAliasesRequest("alias1");
GetAliasesRequest requestWithAliases =
        new GetAliasesRequest(new String[]{"alias1", "alias2"});

Optional argumentsedit

The following arguments can optionally be provided:


One or more aliases to retrieve


The index or indices that the alias is associated with


Setting IndicesOptions controls how unavailable indices are resolved and how wildcard expressions are expanded when looking for aliases that belong to specified indices.


The local flag (defaults to false) controls whether the aliases need to be looked up in the local cluster state or in the cluster state held by the elected master node

Synchronous Executionedit

GetAliasesResponse response = client.indices().getAlias(request, RequestOptions.DEFAULT);

Asynchronous Executionedit

The asynchronous execution of a get alias request requires both a GetAliasesRequest instance and an ActionListener instance to be passed to the asynchronous method:

client.indices().getAliasAsync(request, RequestOptions.DEFAULT, listener); 

The GetAliasesRequest to execute and the ActionListener to use when the execution completes

The asynchronous method does not block and returns immediately. Once it is completed the ActionListener is called back using the onResponse method if the execution successfully completed or using the onFailure method if it failed.

A typical listener for the Boolean response looks like:

ActionListener<GetAliasesResponse> listener =
        new ActionListener<GetAliasesResponse>() {
            public void onResponse(GetAliasesResponse getAliasesResponse) {

            public void onFailure(Exception e) {

Called when the execution is successfully completed. The response is provided as an argument

Called in case of failure. The raised exception is provided as an argument

Get Alias Responseedit

The returned GetAliasesResponse allows to retrieve information about the executed operation as follows:

Map<String, Set<AliasMetaData>> aliases = response.getAliases(); 

Retrieves a map of indices and their aliases