Single field with multiple date types (date and date_nanos)

Is it possible to have a single field have multiple date types (date and date_nanos)? I need date_nanos for the precision but certain tools, such as Kibana streaming logs, only support regular date. So i'd like to index the field two different ways - one as date and the other as date_nanos. Is this possible?

Yes, you could use multifields for that. Multifields allow you to index the same value in different ways.

For example, if you define your mapping like this:

PUT my_index
  "mappings": {
    "properties": {
      "my_date": {
        "type": "date",
        "fields": {
          "nanos": {
            "type": "date_nanos"

Then you can use the my_date field if you need millisecond precision, or my_date.nanos if you need nanosecond precision.

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