Autosuggesting dates (various forms)

I know this is not an elasticsearch specific question, but I would like to get some input form the community on this and if ES has a way to do it as well. I would like to know if its possible to autosuggest dates for example:
the various formats being : "Month, Year", "Year", "dd, Month, Year", etc.



Depends, maybe not on a mapped timestamp field as we store that as epoch.
But maybe if you stored it as a string?

wouldn't that meant that the date would then have to be stored in the various forms as String ? (and perhaps be analyzed).


Yeah, which is a downside.