I'm seeing some interesting behavior and didn't see anything in the docs about it so thought I'd ask here.
I have a field that has
index set to
false yet I am still able to do an
exists query on field. My understanding was that fields that are not indexed are not searchable, but Elasticsearch 5 and 6 both return correct results for these queries. What gives? Are
exists queries able to be fulfilled even if the fields are not indexed? Is the performance worse if they're not indexed since it has to do a scan of all the documents?