Ignoring propertiesedit

Properties on a POCO can be ignored for mapping purposes in a few ways:

  • Using the Ignore property on a derived ElasticsearchPropertyAttribute type applied to the property that should be ignored on the POCO
  • Using the .InferMappingFor<TDocument>(Func<ClrTypeMappingDescriptor<TDocument>, IClrTypeMapping<TDocument>> selector) on ConnectionSettings
  • Using an ignore attribute applied to the POCO property that is understood by the IElasticsearchSerializer used, and inspected inside of the CreatePropertyMapping() on the serializer. In the case of the default JsonNetSerializer, this is the Json.NET JsonIgnoreAttribute

This example demonstrates all ways, using the Ignore property on the attribute to ignore the property PropertyToIgnore, the infer mapping to ignore the property AnotherPropertyToIgnore and the json serializer specific attribute to ignore the property JsonIgnoredProperty

[ElasticsearchType(Name = "company")]
public class CompanyWithAttributesAndPropertiesToIgnore
{
    public string Name { get; set; }

    [Text(Ignore = true)]
    public string PropertyToIgnore { get; set; }

    public string AnotherPropertyToIgnore { get; set; }

    [JsonIgnore]
    public string JsonIgnoredProperty { get; set; }
}

All of the properties except Name have been ignored in the mapping

var descriptor = new CreateIndexDescriptor("myindex")
    .Mappings(ms => ms
        .Map<CompanyWithAttributesAndPropertiesToIgnore>(m => m
            .AutoMap()
        )
    );

var settings = WithConnectionSettings(s => s
    .InferMappingFor<CompanyWithAttributesAndPropertiesToIgnore>(i => i
        .Ignore(p => p.AnotherPropertyToIgnore)
    )
);

The JSON output for the mapping does not contain the ignored properties

{
  "mappings": {
    "company": {
      "properties": {
        "name": {
          "type": "text",
          "fields": {
            "keyword": {
              "type": "keyword",
              "ignore_above": 256
            }
          }
        }
      }
    }
  }
}

Ignoring inherited propertiesedit

By using the infer mapping configuration for a POCO on the ConnectionSettings, it is possible to ignore inherited properties too.

public class Parent
{
    public int Id { get; set; }
    public string Description { get; set; }
    public string IgnoreMe { get; set; }
}

public class Child : Parent { }

var descriptor = new CreateIndexDescriptor("myindex")
        .Mappings(ms => ms
            .Map<Child>(m => m
                .AutoMap()
            )
        );

var settings = WithConnectionSettings(s => s
        .InferMappingFor<Child>(m => m
            .Rename(p => p.Description, "desc")
            .Ignore(p => p.IgnoreMe)
        )
    );

The property IgnoreMe has been ignored for the child mapping

{
  "mappings": {
    "child": {
      "properties": {
        "id": {
          "type": "integer"
        },
        "desc": {
          "fields": {
            "keyword": {
              "ignore_above": 256,
              "type": "keyword"
            }
          },
          "type": "text"
        }
      }
    }
  }
}