Binary datatypeedit

The binary type accepts a binary value as a Base64 encoded string. The field is not stored by default and is not searchable:

PUT my_index
  "mappings": {
    "my_type": {
      "properties": {
        "name": {
          "type": "text"
        "blob": {
          "type": "binary"

PUT my_index/my_type/1
  "name": "Some binary blob",
  "blob": "U29tZSBiaW5hcnkgYmxvYg==" 

The Base64 encoded binary value must not have embedded newlines \n.

Parameters for binary fieldsedit

The following parameters are accepted by binary fields:


Should the field be stored on disk in a column-stride fashion, so that it can later be used for sorting, aggregations, or scripting? Accepts true (default) or false.


Whether the field value should be stored and retrievable separately from the _source field. Accepts true or false (default).