Managing mappings

After creating an index the next step is to add some mappings to it. We have already seen how to put a mapping via the REST API in Chapter 4, Basic Operations. In this recipe, we will see how to manage mappings via a native client.

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.

A Maven tool, or an IDE that natively supports it for Java programming such as Eclipse or IntelliJ IDEA, must be installed.

The code for this recipe is in the chapter_14/nativeclient directory and the referred class is MappingOperations.

How to do it...

In the following code, we add a mytype mapping to a myindex index via the native ...

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