How to store dynamic fields?


(johnrodey) #1

I have a hashmap that I want to be searchable and can always have unique keys, let's say my first map is...

characteristics=[
"height":"72",
"weight":"180",
"eyecolor":blue"]

The next map may have different values, say...

characteristics=[
"brickcolor":"red",
"cost":"100000"]

I want a user to be able to search for characteristics.brickcolor=brown or characteristics.cost>=50000. So far I have accomplished this by using nested types, like...

"properties":{
"characteristics":{"type":"nested"},
...

This works great for search, but here's my question. How do I store all the fields that get created, without enabling the _source field?

This doesn't seem to work:
"properties":{
"characteristics":{"type":"nested", "store":"yes"},
...

Do I need to use dynamic templates? Note that I still want to allow elasticsearch to auto define my types for these fields. Any help is greatly appreciated!!!


(johnrodey) #2

resubmitting...


(system) #3