How to delete multiple documents from your index


Using the example below how do I delete all documents within an index that match the actype field i.e all REF-3?

"_index": "index-names-2018.08.27",
"_type": "doc",
"_id": "XOod0mUBf6rT7tCrMDeP",
"_version": 1,
"_score": null,
"_source": {
"alertid": 6860,
"@version": "1",
"description": "description heret",
"@timestamp": "2018-08-27T07:44:14.000Z",
"commentary": "Commentary",
"actype": "REF-3",

Thanks in advance


You're looking for the delete_by_query api, I'd give the query a run first before deleting to make sure verything looks okay :slight_smile:

curl -X POST "localhost:9200/index-names-2018.08.27/_delete_by_query" -H 'Content-Type: application/json' -d'
  "query": { 
    "match": {
      "actype": "REF-3"
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This was exactly what I've been looking for. Many thanks

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