High Level Rest Client - admin API?


(Dan Markhasin) #1

Does the new High Level Rest Client provide an admin API for creating/deleting/updating indices? The documentation indicates that it has no support for admin operations, but I wanted to make sure.


(David Pilato) #2

No. Not yet. You need to use the Low Level part for this.

Here is an example where I'm actually extending the HL Client and providing my own admin methods (note the getLowLevelClient() call):

It's super basic but is covering my needs.


(Dan Markhasin) #3

Thanks David. Is there a plan/schedule to add admin operations to the HL Rest client?
We are currently using the transport client, and certainly want to switch over to the HL Rest Client, but if admin operations are scheduled to be released relatively soon we'll probably prefer waiting for that instead of re-implementing all of them ourselves.


(David Pilato) #4

I'd not expect something coming "soon".

But @javanna can probably tell more about the plan...


(Luca Cavanna) #5

We have no clear plans yet. There are quite some APIs that need to be added. You may want to upvote this issue: https://github.com/elastic/elasticsearch/issues/25847 . Also, PRs are welcome! :slight_smile:

Cheers
Luca


(Dan Markhasin) #6

When I wrote "soon" I meant something along the ES 6.0 timeline - i.e. near but not immediate future :slight_smile:

Anyway, thanks for the responses guys!


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(Luca Cavanna) #8

The will be added as we go, I assume as part of the 6.x releases. You can also have a look now at a meta issue that lists all the missing API: https://github.com/elastic/elasticsearch/issues/27205 .