Learn how to create and manage index aliases with CBElasticsearch

cbElasticSearch offers the AliasBuilder for assistance in adding and removing index aliases.

For creating an alias:

getWireBox().getInstance( "AliasBuilder@cbElasticSearch" )
    .add( indexName = "myIndex", aliasName = "newAlias" )

For removing an alias:

getWireBox().getInstance( "AliasBuilder@cbElasticSearch" )
    .remove( indexName = "otherIndex", aliasName = "randomAlias" )

For bulk operations, use the cbElasticSearch client's applyAliases method. These operations are performed in the same transaction (i.e. atomic), so it's safe to use for switching the alias from one index to another.

var removeAliasAction = getWireBox().getInstance( "AliasBuilder@cbElasticSearch" )
    .remove( indexName = "testIndexName", aliasName = "aliasNameOne" );
var addNewAliasAction = getWireBox().getInstance( "AliasBuilder@cbElasticSearch" )
    .add( indexName = "testIndexName", aliasName = "aliasNameTwo" );

    // a single alias action can also be provided
    aliases = [ removeAliasAction, addNewAliasAction ]

Retrieving Aliases

The client's getAliases method allows you to retrieve a map containing information on aliases in use in the connected cluster.

var aliasMap = getInstance( "Client@cbElasticsearch" ).getAliases();

The corresponding object will have two keys: aliases and unassigned. The former is a map of aliases with their corresponding index, the latter is an array of indexes which are unassigned to any alias.

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