Update /Upsert with document AND script

(Ramdev Wudali) #1

The problem I have is as follows:
Index may or may not have the document, If the document does not exist, index(INSERT) the document, Else,
Update the existing document using an INLINE script. (the script takes a value from the new document and adds it to the existing document)

However, the Update/Upsert API will not allow for me to have a script and a DOC at the same time. Can some one provide suggestions on how I might be able to achieve it ? (using the Java API) and ES 1.5.2 with Java 7


(Colin Goodheart-Smithe) #2

Have a look at the upsert documentation here: https://www.elastic.co/guide/en/elasticsearch/reference/current/docs-update.html#upserts

You can specify the script together with the upsert option and this should achieve what you are looking for.

(Colin Goodheart-Smithe) #3

In the Java API you would be looking for the setUpsert() method on UpdateRequestBuilder

(system) #5