I have a field "fieldA" that was correctly mapped as a string but the source data then changed format from string to a JSON format. Now "fieldA" displays the JSON data as a string which is no good.
As I understand you can't delete a field from an index and then let ES remap the field, right?
So would a change of "_type" to a new value force ES to remap the all fields for that document and solve my problem as I understand mappings is per type?
Or do you experts have any other tricks to solve this? Reindex seems like too much work to be an option.