Documentation terminology

How do I lookup parameters in elastic documentation? Take the following code for example:

GET logs_server*/_search
  "size": 0,
  "aggs": {
    "status_code_buckets": {
      "terms": {
        "field": "status_code"
      "aggs": {
        "runtime": {
          "percentiles": {
            "field": "runtime_ms",
            "percents": [50]

If I wanted to look up "terms" and "size" in elastic documentation, what would I search for?

If you are typing your code in the Dev Tools of Kibana you can click on "terms," say, and then type cntr + / to bring up documentation automatically. You can also find a documentation link under the wrench icon near the code.
In general, I like to get to documentation by going to, scrolling all the way to the bottom to find the link "Documentation." Another good trick would be to go to your-favorite-public-search and type "" to isolate your results to Elastic pages. So in DuckDuckGo I'd type "aggs terms" for example. The terms aggregation page with list and explain all the allowed parameters.


Thanks so much! Those are some awesome tips.

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