Using the parent-child relationship

In the previous section, we discussed using Elasticsearch to index the nested documents along with the parent one. However, even though the nested documents are indexed as separate documents in the index, we can't change a single nested document (unless we use the update API). Elasticsearch allows us to have a real parent-child relationship and we will look at it in the following section.

Index structure and data indexing

Let's use the same example that we used when discussing the nested documents – the hypothetical cloth store. What we would like to have is the ability to update the sizes and colors without the need to index the whole parent document after each change. We will see how to achieve that using Elasticsearch ...

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