Ingest Pipelinesedit

An ingest pipeline is a series of processors that are to be executed in the same order as they are declared.

Let’s work with the following POCOs

public class Person
    public int Id { get; set; }
    public string FirstName { get; set; }
    public string LastName { get; set; }
    public string IpAddress { get; set; }
    public GeoIp GeoIp { get; set; }

public class GeoIp
    public string CityName { get; set; }
    public string ContinentName { get; set; }
    public string CountryIsoCode { get; set; }
    public GeoLocation Location { get; set; }
    public string RegionName { get; set; }

Create an ingestion pipelineedit

Assuming we are indexing Person documents, we can create an ingestion pipeline that manipulates the incoming values before they are indexed.

Lets assume that our application always expects surnames to be capitalised, and for initials to be indexed into their own field. We also have an IP address that we’d like to convert into a human-readable location.

We could achieve this requirement by creating a custom mapping and creating an ingest pipeline. The Person type can then be used as-is, without making any changes.

client.Indices.Create("people", c => c
    .Map<Person>(p => p
        .Properties(props => props
                .Keyword(t => t.Name("initials")) 
                .Ip(t => t.Name(dv => dv.IpAddress)) 
                .Object<GeoIp>(t => t.Name(dv => dv.GeoIp)) 

client.Ingest.PutPipeline("person-pipeline", p => p
    .Processors(ps => ps
        .Uppercase<Person>(s => s
            .Field(t => t.LastName) 
        .Script(s => s
            .Source("ctx.initials = ctx.firstName.substring(0,1) + ctx.lastName.substring(0,1)")
        .GeoIp<Person>(s => s 
            .Field(i => i.IpAddress)
            .TargetField(i => i.GeoIp)

var person = new Person
    Id = 1,
    FirstName = "Martijn",
    LastName = "Laarman",
    IpAddress = ""

var indexResponse = client.Index(person, p => p.Index("people").Pipeline("person-pipeline")); 

automatically create the mapping from the type

create an additional field to store the initials

map field as IP Address type

map GeoIp as object

uppercase the lastname

use a painless script to populate the new field

use ingest-geoip plugin to enrich the GeoIp object from the supplied IP Address

index the document using the created pipeline

Increasing timeoutsedit

When a pipeline is specified, there will be the added overhead of document enrichment when indexing, the example given above, the execution of the uppercasing and the Painless script.

For large bulk requests, it could be prudent to increase the default indexing timeout to avoid exceptions.

client.Bulk(b => b
    .RequestConfiguration(rc => rc

increases the server-side bulk timeout

increases the HTTP request timeout