Elasticsearch DELETE

Elasticsearch DELETE

Opster Team

Nov 2020

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DELETE Elasticsearch API

What is it:

DELETE is an Elasticsearch API which removes a document from a specific index. This API requires an index name and _id document to delete the document. 

Delete a document:

DELETE /my_index/_doc/1


  • A delete request throws 404 error code if the document does not already exist in the index.
  • If you want to delete a set of documents that  matches a query, you need to use delete by query API.

Related log errors to this ES concept

failed to delete index
Failed to delete expired or invalidated api keys
Halted deletion of expired ML data until next invocation
Error when trying to query fileLength
Tried to query fileLength but file is gone
No deletion job listeners could be found
Delete repository
Unable to execute the graph query
Deleting expired data
Deleted forecasts from job
Running DBQ on
Failed to delete expired tokens

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