Get Search Applicationedit

This functionality is in beta and is subject to change. The design and code is less mature than official GA features and is being provided as-is with no warranties. Beta features are not subject to the support SLA of official GA features.

Retrieves information about a search application.


GET _application/search_application/<name>


Requires the manage_search_application cluster privilege.

Path parametersedit

(Required, string)

Response codesedit

The name was not provided.
404 (Missing resources)
No Search Application matching name could be found.


The following example gets the Search Application named my-app:

GET _application/search_application/my-app/

A sample response:

  "name": "my-app",
  "indices": [ "index1", "index2" ],
  "updated_at_millis": 1682105622204,
  "template": {
    "script": {
      "source": {
        "query": {
          "query_string": {
            "query": "{{query_string}}",
            "default_field": "{{default_field}}"
      "lang": "mustache",
      "options": {
        "content_type": "application/json;charset=utf-8"
      "params": {
        "query_string": "*",
        "default_field": "*"