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Elasticsearch 5.x Cookbook - Third Edition by Alberto Paro

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Updating a document using scripts

Elasticsearch allows the updating of a document in-place. Updating a document via scripting reduces network traffic (otherwise, you need to fetch the document, change the field/fields, and send them back) and improves performance when you need to process a huge amount of documents.

Getting ready

You need an up-and-running Elasticsearch installation as we described in the Downloading and installing Elasticsearch recipe in Chapter 2, Downloading and Setup.

To execute curl via the command-line you need to install curl for your operating system.

To correctly execute the following commands, you need an index populated with the chapter_09/populate_for_scripting.sh script available in the online code and Javascript/Python ...

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