Multi Getedit

You can use GetMany<T> to retrieve multiple documents of a single type by simply passing a collection containing their ids:

var ids = new [] { 1, 2, 3 };
var results = client.MultiGet(m => m.GetMany<ElasticsearchProject>(ids));

Index and type are inferred, but overloads still exists for full control:

var results = client.MultiGet<ElasticsearchProject>("myalternateindex", "elasticprojs", ids);

If you need to retrieve multiple documents of different types, NEST also has you covered:

var results = client.MultiGet(m => m
    .Get<ElasticsearchProject>(g => g.Id(1))
    .Get<Person>(g => g.Id(100))
    .Get<Person>(g => g.Id(105))

This will get 1 ElasticsearchProject document and 2 Person documents in a single request. The above could have also been written using a combination of Get<T> and GetMany<T>:

var results = client.MultiGet(m => m
    .Get<ElasticsearchProject>(g => g.Id(1))
    .GetMany<Person>(new [] { 100, 105 })

Handling the Multi Get Responseedit

MultiGet in NEST returns an IMultiGetResonse object which, similar to the request, also exposes a Get<T> and GetMany<T> that can be used for retrieving the documents.

You can pull the single ElasticsearchProject out of the response by using Get<T>:

var hit = results.Get<ElasticsearchProject>(1);

And since we specified multiple Person documents in the above request, you can pull them all out of the response using GetMany<T>:

var hits = results.GetMany<Person>(new[] { 100, 105 });

The result of Get<T> and GetMany<T> on the response object is an IMultiGetHit<T> and IEnumerable<IMultiGetHit<T>> respectively.

IMultiGetHit<T> contains the original document which can be found in the Source property, a FieldSelection collection containing specific fields if they were requested, and some additional meta data from Elasticsearch.

The IMultiGetResponse object also contains a Documents property of type IEnumerable<IMultiGetHit<object>> which holds all of the retrieved documents regardless of type.

Field Selectionedit

MultiGet also allows you to retrieve specific fields of a document:

var results = client.MultiGet(m => m
    .Get<ElasticsearchProject>(g => g
        .Fields(p => p.Id, p => p.Followers.First().FirstName)
    .Get<Person>(g => g.Id(100))
    .Get<Person>(g => g
        .Fields(p => p.Id, p => p.FirstName)

Which can then be retrieved directly from the IMultiGetResponse object

var fields = results.GetFieldSelection<ElasticsearchProject>(1);
var id = fields.FieldValues<int>(p => p.Id);
var firstNames = fields.FieldValues<string[]>(p => p.Followers.First().FirstName);

Remember expressions like p => p.Followers.First().FirstName can be interchanged with "followers.firstName" if you prefer or need to reference a non-mapped field.