Get index template APIedit

This documentation is about legacy index templates, which are deprecated and will be replaced by the composable templates introduced in Elasticsearch 7.8. For information about composable templates, see Index templates.

Retrieves information about one or more index templates.

response = client.indices.get_template(
  name: 'template_1'
puts response
GET /_template/template_1


GET /_template/<index-template>


  • If the Elasticsearch security features are enabled, you must have the manage_index_templates or manage cluster privilege to use this API.

Path parametersedit


(Required, string) Comma-separated list of index template names used to limit the request. Wildcard (*) expressions are supported.

To return all index templates, omit this parameter or use a value of _all or *.

Query parametersedit

(Optional, Boolean) If true, returns settings in flat format. Defaults to false.
(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.
(Optional, time units) Period to wait for the master node. If the master node is not available before the timeout expires, the request fails and returns an error. Defaults to 30s. Can also be set to -1 to indicate that the request should never timeout.


Get multiple index templatesedit

response = client.indices.get_template(
  name: 'template_1,template_2'
puts response
GET /_template/template_1,template_2

Get index templates using a wildcard expressionedit

response = client.indices.get_template(
  name: 'temp*'
puts response
GET /_template/temp*

Get all index templatesedit

response = client.indices.get_template
puts response
GET /_template