Hi, i'm trying to add a Runtime Field to an index-pattern which will add a new field to each doc as it arrives into the index, the new field is to contain the date/time the doc was added to the index, a field called something like ingested_on.
How do I do this? I understand I need to use a Painless script?
Runtime fields are evaluated at query time and do not add data at index time. It sounds like you instead want to use an ingest pipeline with a set processor that sets the
ingested_on field to the current timestamp based on the
_ingest.timestamp metadata field. See this example for further details.
If you need more examples and guidance you can also check this Elastic Runtime Field examples repository
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