cat aliases API

Returns information about currently configured aliases to indices, including filter and routing information.

Request

GET /_cat/aliases/<alias>

GET /_cat/aliases

Path parameters

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

Query parameters

format
(Optional, string) Short version of the HTTP accept header. Valid values include JSON, YAML, etc.
h
(Optional, string) Comma-separated list of column names to display.
help
(Optional, boolean) If true, the response includes help information. 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.
s
(Optional, string) Comma-separated list of column names or column aliases used to sort the response.
v
(Optional, boolean) If true, the response includes column headings. Defaults to false.
expand_wildcards

(Optional, string) Controls what kind of indices that wildcard expressions can expand to. Multiple values are accepted when separated by a comma, as in open,hidden. Valid values are:

all
Expand to open and closed indices, including hidden indices.
open
Expand only to open indices.
closed
Expand only to closed indices.
hidden
Expansion of wildcards will include hidden indices. Must be combined with open, closed, or both.
none
Wildcard expressions are not accepted.

Examples

GET /_cat/aliases?v

The API returns the following response:

alias  index filter routing.index routing.search is_write_index
alias1 test1 -      -            -              -
alias2 test1 *      -            -              -
alias3 test1 -      1            1              -
alias4 test1 -      2            1,2            -

This response shows that alias2 has configured a filter, and specific routing configurations in alias3 and alias4.

If you only want to get information about specific aliases, you can specify the aliases in comma-delimited format as a URL parameter, e.g., /_cat/aliases/alias1,alias2.