Index alias exists API

Checks if an index alias exists.

An index alias is a secondary name used to refer to one or more existing indices.

Most Elasticsearch APIs accept an index alias in place of an index name.

HEAD /_alias/alias1

Request

HEAD /_alias/<alias>

HEAD /<index>/_alias/<alias>

Path parameters

<alias>
(Required, string) Comma-separated list or wildcard expression of index alias names used to limit the request.
<index>
(Optional, string) Comma-separated list or wildcard expression of index names used to limit the request.

Query parameters

allow_no_indices

(Optional, boolean) If true, the request does not return an error if a wildcard expression or _all value retrieves only missing or closed indices.

This parameter also applies to index aliases that point to a missing or closed index.

expand_wildcards

(Optional, string) Controls what kind of indices that wildcard expressions can expand to. Valid values are:

all
Expand to open and closed indices.
open
Expand only to open indices.
closed
Expand only to closed indices.
none
Wildcard expressions are not accepted.

Defaults to all.

ignore_unavailable
(Optional, boolean) If true, missing or closed indices are not included in the response. Defaults to false.
local
(Optional, boolean) If true, the request retrieves information from the local node only. Defaults to false, which means information is retrieved from the master node.

Response codes

200
Indicates all specified index aliases exist.
404
Indicates one or more specified index aliases do not exist.

Examples

HEAD /_alias/2030
HEAD /_alias/20*
HEAD /logs_20302801/_alias/*