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The search API allows you to execute a search query and get back search hits that match the query. The query can either be provided using a simple query string as a parameter, or using a request body.
All search APIs can be applied across multiple indices with support for the multi index syntax. For example, we can search on all documents within the twitter index:
We can also search all documents with a certain tag across several indices (for example, when there is one index per user):
Or we can search across all available indices using
To ensure fast responses, the search API will respond with partial results if one or more shards fail. See Shard failures for more information.