Value Count Aggregation

A single-value metrics aggregation that counts the number of values that are extracted from the aggregated documents. These values can be extracted either from specific fields in the documents, or be generated by a provided script. Typically, this aggregator will be used in conjunction with other single-value aggregations. For example, when computing the avg one might be interested in the number of values the average is computed over.

{
    "aggs" : {
        "grades_count" : { "value_count" : { "field" : "grade" } }
    }
}

Response:

{
    ...

    "aggregations": {
        "grades_count": {
            "value": 10
        }
    }
}

The name of the aggregation (grades_count above) also serves as the key by which the aggregation result can be retrieved from the returned response.

Script

Counting the values generated by a script:

{
    ...,

    "aggs" : {
        "grades_count" : { "value_count" : { "script" : "doc['grade'].value" } }
    }
}

The script parameter expects an inline script. Use script_id for indexed scripts and script_file for scripts in the config/scripts/ directory.