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Creating new mappings can be done using the Put Mapping API. When a document is indexed with no mapping associated with it in the specific index, the dynamic / default mapping feature will kick in and automatically create mapping definition for it.
Mappings can also be provided on the node level, meaning that each index created will automatically be started with all the mappings defined within a certain location.
Mappings can be defined within files called
[mapping_name].json and be
placed either under
config/mappings/_default location, or under
config/mappings/[index_name] (for mappings that should be associated
only with a specific index).