Msearch: How to build the request header/body in javascript?

(Todd DeSantis) #1

Hi there,

I'm building an ecommerce page with elasticsearch, where I will have the main product results and also a "featured products" section.

I want to control the logic over trhe "featured products" section independantly from the main results, so I was thinking that packing it all in one request with the '_msearch' API would be the way to go.

I'm struggling with figuring out how to build my query. It seems the examples are reading input from a file instead of creating it programmatically.

How would I do it in JS? My super noob idea (which is def. not working) is this:

trying to make this query:

{"query" : {"match_all" : {}}}

My attempt:

    let query = "{}\n";
    query += '{"query" : {"match_all" : {}}}\n';

Any ideas how I would built out the query body in Javascript?


Todd DeSantis

(Daniel Mitterdorfer) #2


I have no real experience in Javascript, but I think you could do two things:

  1. Use the official Elasticsearch Javascript client library. For your specific use case, take a look at the msearch example.
  2. If you don't want to use it, can't you just create an array of JSON objects representing your queries? (similar to the msearch example)


(system) #3