Search template APIedit

Runs a search with a search template.

GET my-index/_search/template
{
  "id": "my-search-template",
  "params": {
    "query_string": "hello world",
    "from": 0,
    "size": 10
  }
}

Requestedit

GET <target>/_search/template

GET _search/template

POST <target>/_search/template

POST _search/template

Prerequisitesedit

Path parametersedit

<target>
(Optional, string) Comma-separated list of data streams, indices, and aliases to search. Supports wildcards (*). To search all data streams and indices, omit this parameter or use *.

Query parametersedit

allow_no_indices

(Optional, Boolean) If false, the request returns an error if any wildcard expression, index alias, or _all value targets only missing or closed indices. This behavior applies even if the request targets other open indices. For example, a request targeting foo*,bar* returns an error if an index starts with foo but no index starts with bar.

Defaults to true.

ccs_minimize_roundtrips
(Optional, Boolean) If true, network round-trips are minimized for cross-cluster search requests. Defaults to true.
expand_wildcards

(Optional, string) Type of index that wildcard expressions can match. If the request can target data streams, this argument determines whether wildcard expressions match hidden data streams. Supports comma-separated values, such as open,hidden. Valid values are:

all
Match any data stream or index, including hidden ones.
open
Match open, non-hidden indices. Also matches any non-hidden data stream.
closed
Match closed, non-hidden indices. Also matches any non-hidden data stream. Data streams cannot be closed.
hidden
Match hidden data streams and hidden indices. Must be combined with open, closed, or both.
none
Wildcard expressions are not accepted.
explain
(Optional, Boolean) If true, the response includes additional details about score computation as part of a hit. Defaults to false.
ignore_throttled
(Optional, Boolean) If true, specified concrete, expanded, or aliased indices are not included in the response when throttled. Defaults to true.
ignore_unavailable
(Optional, Boolean) If true, missing or closed indices are not included in the response. Defaults to false.
preference
(Optional, string) Specifies the node or shard the operation should be performed on. Random by default.
rest_total_hits_as_int
(Optional, Boolean) If true, the response returns hits.total as an integer. If false, it returns hits.total as an object. Defaults to false.
routing
(Optional, string) Custom value used to route operations to a specific shard.
scroll
(Optional, time units) Specifies how long a consistent view of the index should be maintained for scrolled search.
search_type

(Optional, string) The type of the search operation. Available options:

  • query_then_fetch
  • dfs_query_then_fetch
typed_keys
(Optional, Boolean) If true, the response prefixes aggregation and suggester names with their respective types. Defaults to false.

Request bodyedit

explain

(Optional, Boolean) If true, returns detailed information about score calculation as part of each hit. Defaults to false.

If you specify both this and the explain query parameter, the API uses only the query parameter.

id
(Required*, string) ID of the search template to use. If no source is specified, this parameter is required.
params
(Optional, object) Key-value pairs used to replace Mustache variables in the template. The key is the variable name. The value is the variable value.
profile
(Optional, Boolean) If true, the query execution is profiled. Defaults to false.
source

(Required*, object) An inline search template. Supports the same parameters as the search API's request body. Also supports Mustache variables.

If no id is specified, this parameter is required.