elastic search statistics

apoc.es.get(host-or-port,index-or-null,type-or-null,id-or-null,query-or-null,payload-or-null) yield value

perform a GET operation

apoc.es.query(host-or-port,index-or-null,type-or-null,query-or-null,payload-or-null) yield value

perform a SEARCH operation

apoc.es.getRaw(host-or-port,path,payload-or-null) yield value

perform a raw GET operation

apoc.es.postRaw(host-or-port,path,payload-or-null) yield value

perform a raw POST operation

apoc.es.post(host-or-port,index-or-null,type-or-null,query-or-null,payload-or-null) yield value

perform a POST operation

apoc.es.put(host-or-port,index-or-null,type-or-null,query-or-null,payload-or-null) yield value

perform a PUT operation


call apoc.es.post("localhost","tweets","users",null,{name:"Chris"})
call apoc.es.put("localhost","tweets","users","1",null,{name:"Chris"})
call apoc.es.get("localhost","tweets","users","1",null,null)
call apoc.es.stats("localhost")


To use the pagination feature of Elasticsearch you have to follow these steps:

  1. Call apoc.es.query to get the first chunk of data and obtain also the scroll_id (in order to enable the pagination).

  2. Do your merge/create etc. operations with the first N hits

  3. Use the range(start,end,step) function to repeat a second call to get all the other chunks until the end. For example, if you have 1000 documents and you want to retrieve 10 documents for each request, you cand do range(11,1000,10). You start from 11 because the first 10 documents are already processed. If you don’t know the exact upper bound (the total size of your documents) you can set a number that is bigger than the real total size.

  4. The second call to repeat is apoc.es.get. Remember to set the scroll_id as a parameter.

  5. Then process the result of each chunk of data as the first one.

Here an example:

// It's important to create an index to improve performance
CREATE INDEX ON :Document(id)
// First query: get first chunk of data + the scroll_id for pagination
CALL apoc.es.query('localhost','test-index','test-type','name:Neo4j&size=1&scroll=5m',null) yield value with value._scroll_id as scrollId, value.hits.hits as hits
// Do something with hits
UNWIND hits as hit
// Here we simply create a document and a relation to a company
MERGE (doc:Document {id: hit._id, description: hit._source.description, name: hit._source.name})
MERGE (company:Company {name: hit._source.company})
MERGE (doc)-[:IS_FROM]->(company)
// Then call for the other docs and use the scrollId value from previous query
// Use a range to count our chunk of data (i.e. i want to get chunks from 2 to 10)
WITH range(2,10,1) as list, scrollId
UNWIND list as count
CALL apoc.es.get("localhost","_search","scroll",null,{scroll:"5m",scroll_id:scrollId},null) yield value with value._scoll_id as scrollId, value.hits.hits as nextHits
// Again, do something with hits
UNWIND nextHits as hit
MERGE (doc:Document {id: hit._id, description: hit._source.description, name: hit._source.name})
MERGE (company:Company {name: hit._source.company})
MERGE (doc)-[:IS_FROM]->(company) return scrollId, doc, company

This example was tested on a Mac Book Pro with 16GB of RAM. Loading 20000 documents from ES to Neo4j (100 documents for each request) took 1 minute.

General Structure and Parameters

call apoc.es.post(host-or-port,index-or-null,type-or-null,id-or-null,query-or-null,payload-or-null) yield value

// GET/PUT/POST url/index/type/id?query -d payload

host or port parameter

The parameter can be a direct host or url, or an entry to be lookup up in apoc.conf

  • host

  • host:port

  • http://host:port

  • lookup via key to apoc.es.<key>.url

  • lookup via key apoc.es.<key>.host

  • lookup apoc.es.url

  • lookup apoc.es.host

index parameter

Main ES index, will be sent directly, if null then "_all" multiple indexes can be separated by comma in the string.

type parameter

Document type, will be sent directly, if null then "_all" multiple types can be separated by comma in the string.

id parameter

Document id, will be left off when null.

query parameter

Query can be a map which is turned into a query string, a direct string or null then it is left off.

payload parameter

Payload can be a map which will be turned into a json payload or a string which will be sent directly or null.


Results are stream of map in value.