Sorting in elasticsearch

Posted By : Tarun Tyagi | 29-Jun-2016

If you want to sort your data in albhabetical older on the bases of particular field then you need to following these steps:

Step 1. You need to do setting of  your index.

curl -XPUT 'http://localhost:9200/your_index_name' -d '{
  "settings": {
    "analysis": {
      "analyzer": {
        "case_insensitive_sort": {
          "tokenizer": "keyword",    
          "filter":  [ "lowercase" ] 


Step 2 . After update the settings you need to do mapping for your data

for example we have data of students:




Now we want to sort our data on the bases of name .So mapping is
 curl -XPUT 'http://localhost:9200/your_index_name/_mapping/students' -d '{  


Step 3. After update the maping insert data into elasticsearch

insert data using this api : http://localhost:9200/your_index_name/students/uniqueId

curl -XPUT 'http://localhost:9200/your_index_name/students/1' -d '{"name":"titu","address":"ghaziabad","rollNo":20}'
curl -XPUT 'http://localhost:9200/your_index_name/students/2' -d '{"name":"Sonu","address":"agra","rollNo":1}'
curl -XPUT 'http://localhost:9200/your_index_name/students/3' -d '{"name":"anu","address":"delhi","rollNo":10}'


Step 4. Get your data in sorting order

 curl -XGET 'http://localhost:9200/your_index_name/students/_search?sort=name.lower_case_sort'



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Tarun is a bright Java developer with experience in MEAN stack and Grails frameworks. Other than programming his area of interest are listening music and reading novels.

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