How to Implement a Flexible Search Method in Java with Low Level Client to Filter, Sort, and Limit Fields?


I'm working on implementing a search method in Java that needs to support several variations of search criteria. Specifically, I need the method to be able to:

  1. Search by a term within certain fields, conditionally filter the data by a date range, limit the output to only include specified fields, and sort the results by one or more fields.
  2. Perform the same operations as above but use a filterMap for filtering instead of a search term.
  3. Combine both term-based and filterMap-based filtering.

Here's the signature of the method I've come up with: private List<Map<String, Object>> search( final Set<String> requestedFields, final List<SortBy> sortByList, final List<String> termSearchableFields, final String searchTerm, final Map<String, Object> filterMap, final DateRangeTerm dateRangeTerm )...

This is what it boils down to: > GET patdocument-1382/_search

"query": {
"multi_match": {
"query": "Patient Letter-Lara",
"fields": [
"post_filter": {"range": { "CreatedDate.keyword": {"gte":"2022-10-04 23:44:37.000000","lte":"2023-06-24 05:46:49.000000"}}},
"sort" : [
{ "CreatedDate.keyword": {"order": "desc"}}],

"_source": false

This is the solution:

    String searchText = "xx";
    List fields = new ArrayList<>();

    List fieldsToReturn = new ArrayList<FieldAndFormat>();
   // list.add() ....
    double maxPricemaxPrice = 200.0;
    List sortOptions = new ArrayList<SortOptions>();
    RangeQuery range = RangeQuery.of(r -> r
            .gte(JsonData.of(maxPricemaxPrice)) // <3>
            try {
                SearchResponse<PatDocument2> response = -> s
                                .query(q -> q
                                        .multiMatch(t -> t

It's not with the Low Level client then. May I suggest that you edit the title of your post?

I am using the low level Java client. What do you mean "it's not with the Low Level client"?

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