Create Job APIedit

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This API enables you to create a rollup job. The job will be created in a STOPPED state, and must be started with the Start Job API.


PUT _xpack/rollup/job/<job_id>

Path Parametersedit

job_id (required)
(string) Identifier for the job

Request Bodyedit

index_pattern (required)
(string) The index, or index pattern, that you wish to rollup. Supports wildcard-style patterns (logstash-*).
rollup_index (required)
(string) The index that you wish to store rollup results into. Can be shared with other rollup jobs.
cron (required)
(string) A cron string which defines when the rollup job should be executed.
page_size (required)
(int) The number of bucket results that should be processed on each iteration of the rollup indexer. A larger value will tend to execute faster, but will require more memory during processing.
groups (required)
(object) Defines the grouping fields that are defined for this rollup job. See rollup job config.
(object) Defines the metrics that should be collected for each grouping tuple. See rollup job config.

For more details about the job configuration, see Rollup Job Configuration.


You must have manage or manage_rollup cluster privileges to use this API. For more information, see Security privileges.


The following example creates a rollup job named "sensor", targeting the "sensor-*" index pattern:

PUT _xpack/rollup/job/sensor
    "index_pattern": "sensor-*",
    "rollup_index": "sensor_rollup",
    "cron": "*/30 * * * * ?",
    "page_size" :1000,
    "groups" : {
      "date_histogram": {
        "field": "timestamp",
        "interval": "1h",
        "delay": "7d"
      "terms": {
        "fields": ["node"]
    "metrics": [
            "field": "temperature",
            "metrics": ["min", "max", "sum"]
            "field": "voltage",
            "metrics": ["avg"]

When the job is created, you receive the following results:

  "acknowledged": true