Is there a way to create a mapping such that any new doc type created in the index automatically has that mapping associated with it? All of my document types have the same schema and I'd like to not have to create mappings every time we index a document of a new doc type.
Sounds like you want https://www.elastic.co/guide/en/elasticsearch/guide/current/index-templates.html
Yes, thank you! I knew the feature existed I just couldn't remember what it was! Don't see a way to mark this post as answered, if there is a way, please let me know.