cdietschrun cdietschrun - 2 months ago 29
Javascript Question

How to get a count for each type of an index in elasticsearch?

I have an index and want to get a count for the entries in every type of one particular index in elasticsearch, but might not know the types ahead of time.

So, for example, the index is


and the types could be


And I'd like to query the index and say "Give me the count of each of the types under index events", so maybe a result set like

/events/type1 : 40
/events/type2: 20
/events/typeN: 10

where /events/_count would give me

/events: 70


imotov's answer is great. I'm having trouble figuring how to get it working in JavaScript/Ajax easily though. I have something like this right now:

type: 'GET',
url: 'http://localhost:9200/events/_search?search_type=count',
data: '{ "facets" : { "count_by_type" : { "terms" : { "field": "_type" }}}}',
success: function(text) {

But am only getting the total count of elements in the ES, the facets portion of the answer seems to be missing.


You can use terms aggregations on the _type field to get this information:

curl "localhost:9200/test-idx/_search?search_type=count" -d '{
    "aggs": {
        "count_by_type": {
            "terms": {
                "field": "_type"