Elasticsearch OpenSearch DELETE

By Opster Team

Updated: Jan 28, 2024

| 1 min read


What is OpenSearch DELETE?

DELETE is an OpenSearch 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.

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