Document Type in version 6.1.0

I have been testing ELK for a few months and was previously on 5.6. Filebeat -> Logstash -> Elasticsearch. In 5.6 Filebeat I would assign a document_type to a log. I was working with 2 types of logs:


  • input_type: log
    • /splunkcdrs/elastics/elastics/sbc/*.spl
      document_type: sbc
  • input_type: log
    • /splunkcdrs/elastics/elastics/coins/*.spl
      document_type: coins

In logstash, I would apply mapping(filter) based off of document type:
if [document_type] == "sbc" apply one mapping

if [document_type] == "coins" apply a different mapping

This worked great. I see in 6.1.0 they have eliminated document_type.

No matter what I try, I can no longer get the mappings applied.

I tried changing document_type to type in Filebeat. And the same in the Logstash configs with no luck.

I see in Kibana there is a prospector.type. I tried to update the Logstash configs with prospector.type but did not work as well.

Any assistance on how I should proceed would be greatly appreciated.


  document_type: sbc
fields_under_root: true

in the Filebeat configuration to get a document_type field in each event.

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