Setting up and searching search applicationsedit

There are several ways you can interact with and search search applications.

A search application is built from one or more Elasticsearch indices. Get started with search applications, by picking the index or indices you want to search over. The indices underlying your search application are searched together, similar to how an alias searches over multiple indices.


You can use a number of search strategies, individually or combined:

To search your search application you need to create a search template to store with your search application. Learn more about search templates in the Elasticsearch documentation. If you need inspiration to get started, we have documented some example search templates in this documentation.

If you don’t specify a template, a default template will be created for you.

Read the search application API documentation in the Elasticsearch docs.