Create or update pipeline APIedit


A PutPipelineRequest requires an id argument, a source and a XContentType. The source consists of a description and a list of Processor objects.

String source =
    "{\"description\":\"my set of processors\"," +
PutPipelineRequest request = new PutPipelineRequest(
    new BytesArray(source.getBytes(StandardCharsets.UTF_8)), 

The pipeline id

The source for the pipeline as a ByteArray.

The XContentType for the pipeline source supplied above.

Optional argumentsedit

The following arguments can optionally be provided:


Timeout to wait for the all the nodes to acknowledge the pipeline creation as a TimeValue

Timeout to wait for the all the nodes to acknowledge the pipeline creation as a String


Timeout to connect to the master node as a TimeValue

Timeout to connect to the master node as a String

Synchronous Executionedit

AcknowledgedResponse response = client.ingest().putPipeline(request, RequestOptions.DEFAULT); 

Execute the request and get back the response in a WritePipelineResponse object.

Asynchronous Executionedit

The asynchronous execution of a create or update pipeline request requires both the PutPipelineRequest instance and an ActionListener instance to be passed to the asynchronous method:

client.ingest().putPipelineAsync(request, RequestOptions.DEFAULT, listener); 

The PutPipelineRequest 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 WritePipelineResponse looks like:

ActionListener<AcknowledgedResponse> listener =
    new ActionListener<AcknowledgedResponse>() {
        public void onResponse(AcknowledgedResponse response) {

        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


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

boolean acknowledged = response.isAcknowledged(); 

Indicates whether all of the nodes have acknowledged the request