Setting a default value for missing fields during indexing


(michele crudele) #1

I would like to set in my mappings file a default value for all fields of a given type that are missing in the doc while indexing. I mean something like:

{
    "mappings": {
        "defaults_by_type": {
            "string": "NA",
           "long": NaN,
          "double": NaN,
          "date": "1970-01-01"
        },
        "my_type": {
         "properties": {...}
        }
    }
}

that means literally: when any of the string fields in the source doc does not have a value, then use the string "NA", and similarly for the other types.
Is that actually available? If not, how can I achieve the same results?
Thanks


(Mark Walkom) #2

https://www.elastic.co/guide/en/elasticsearch/reference/current/null-value.html should do what you want.


(system) #3