Multi-target syntaxedit

Most APIs that accept a <data-stream>, <index>, or <target> request path parameter also support multi-target syntax.

In multi-target syntax, you can use a comma-separated list to execute a request across multiple resources, such as data streams, indices, or index aliases: test1,test2,test3. You can also use glob-like wildcard (*) expressions to target any resources that match the pattern: test* or *test or te*t or `test.

You can exclude targets using the - character: test*,-test3.

Multi-target APIs that can target indices support the following query string parameters:

ignore_unavailable
(Optional, boolean) If true, missing or closed indices are not included in the response. Defaults to false.
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. 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.

The defaults settings for the above parameters depend on the API being used.

Some multi-target APIs that can target indices also support the following query string parameter:

ignore_throttled
(Optional, boolean) If true, concrete, expanded or aliased indices are ignored when frozen. Defaults to true.

Single index APIs, such as the Document APIs and single-index alias APIs, do not support multi-target syntax.