WARNING: Version 6.1 of Elasticsearch has passed its EOL date.
This documentation is no longer being maintained and may be removed. If you are running this version, we strongly advise you to upgrade. For the latest information, see the current release documentation.
Deprecated in 6.0.0.
The default mapping, which will be used as the base mapping for a new
mapping type, can be customised by adding a mapping type with the name
_default_ to an index, either when
creating the index or later on with the
PUT mapping API.
The documentation for this feature has been removed as it no longer makes sense in 6.x where there can be only a single type per index.