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Create update template

Create or update a template.

Create POST /es/_index_template

Update PUT /es/_index_template/:target

Template is a template of index match the index_patterns.

When create an index, we will check template by index_patterns match index name, if matched, we will use the settings and mappings predefined in template for the index.


POST /es/_index_template

  "name": "t2",
  "index_patterns": ["game-*"],
  "priority": 100,
  "template": {
    "settings": {
      "analysis": {
        "analyzer": {
          "default": {
            "type": "standard"
    "mappings": {
      "properties": {
        "content": {
          "type": "text",
          "index": true,
          "store": true,
          "sortable": false,
          "aggregatable": false,
          "highlightable": true


{"message": "template t2 created"}