Get Auto Follow Pattern APIedit


The Get Auto Follow Pattern API allows you to get a specified auto follow pattern or all auto follow patterns.

GetAutoFollowPatternRequest request =
    new GetAutoFollowPatternRequest("my_pattern"); 

The name of the auto follow pattern to get. Use the default constructor to get all auto follow patterns.


The returned GetAutoFollowPatternResponse includes the requested auto follow pattern or all auto follow patterns if default constructor or request class was used.

Map<String, Pattern> patterns = response.getPatterns();
Pattern pattern = patterns.get("my_pattern"); 

Get the requested pattern from the list of returned patterns

Synchronous executionedit

When executing a GetAutoFollowPatternRequest in the following manner, the client waits for the GetAutoFollowPatternResponse to be returned before continuing with code execution:

GetAutoFollowPatternResponse response = client.ccr()
    .getAutoFollowPattern(request, RequestOptions.DEFAULT);

Synchronous calls may throw an IOException in case of either failing to parse the REST response in the high-level REST client, the request times out or similar cases where there is no response coming back from the server.

In cases where the server returns a 4xx or 5xx error code, the high-level client tries to parse the response body error details instead and then throws a generic ElasticsearchException and adds the original ResponseException as a suppressed exception to it.

Asynchronous executionedit

Executing a GetAutoFollowPatternRequest can also be done in an asynchronous fashion so that the client can return directly. Users need to specify how the response or potential failures will be handled by passing the request and a listener to the asynchronous ccr-get-auto-follow-pattern method:

    RequestOptions.DEFAULT, listener); 

The GetAutoFollowPatternRequest 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. Failure scenarios and expected exceptions are the same as in the synchronous execution case.

A typical listener for ccr-get-auto-follow-pattern looks like:

ActionListener<GetAutoFollowPatternResponse> listener =
    new ActionListener<GetAutoFollowPatternResponse>() {
        public void onResponse(GetAutoFollowPatternResponse
                                   response) { 
            Map<String, Pattern> patterns = response.getPatterns();
            Pattern pattern = patterns.get("my_pattern");

        public void onFailure(Exception e) {

Called when the execution is successfully completed.

Called when the whole GetAutoFollowPatternRequest fails.