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⚠️ This client is deprecated ⚠️

As of Enterprise Search version 7.10.0, we are directing users to the new Enterprise Search Ruby Client and deprecating this client.

This client will be compatible with all Enterprise Search 7.x releases, but will not be compatible with 8.x releases. Our development effort on this project will be limited to bug fixes. All future enhancements will be focused on the Enterprise Search Ruby Client.

Thank you! - Elastic

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A first-party Ruby client for building excellent, relevant search experiences with Elastic App Search.

Contents

  • Getting started
  • Versioning
  • Usage
  • Running Tests
  • Debugging API Calls
  • FAQ
  • Contribute
  • License

Getting started 🐣

To install the gem, execute:

gem install elastic-app-search

Or place gem 'elastic-app-search', '~> 7.9.0' in your Gemfile and run bundle install.

Versioning

This client is versioned and released alongside App Search.

To guarantee compatibility, use the most recent version of this library within the major version of the corresponding App Search implementation.

For example, for App Search 7.3, use 7.3 of this library or above, but not 8.0.

If you are using the SaaS version available on swiftype.com of App Search, you should use the version 7.5.x of the client.

Usage

Setup: Configuring the client and authentication

Using this client assumes that you have already an instance of Elastic App Search up and running.

Once done, a client can be instantiated using the [API_KEY] and the [API_ENDPOINT] URL of your App Search setup:

require 'elastic-app-search'

client = Elastic::AppSearch::Client.new(:api_key => 'private-xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx', :api_endpoint => 'http://localhost:3002/api/as/v1/')

Note:

The [API_KEY] authenticates requests to the API. You can use any key type with the client, however each has a different scope. For more information on keys, check out the documentation.

Swiftype.com App Search users:

When using the SaaS version available on swiftype.com of App Search, you can configure the client using your [HOST_IDENTIFIER] instead of the [API_ENDPOINT]. The [HOST_IDENTIFIER] can be found within the Credentials menu.

require 'elastic-app-search'

client = Elastic::AppSearch::Client.new(:host_identifier => 'host-c5s2mj', :api_key => 'private-xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx')

API Methods

This client is a thin interface to the Elastic App Search Api. Additional details for requests and responses can be found in the documentation.

Indexing: Creating or Updating a Single Document

engine_name = 'favorite-videos'
document = {
  :id => 'INscMGmhmX4',
  :url => 'https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INscMGmhmX4',
  :title => 'The Original Grumpy Cat',
  :body => 'A wonderful video of a magnificent cat.'
}

client.index_document(engine_name, document)

Indexing: Creating or Replacing Documents

engine_name = 'favorite-videos'
documents = [
  {
    :id => 'INscMGmhmX4',
    :url => 'https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INscMGmhmX4',
    :title => 'The Original Grumpy Cat',
    :body => 'A wonderful video of a magnificent cat.'
  },
  {
    :id => 'JNDFojsd02',
    :url => 'https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ',
    :title => 'Another Grumpy Cat',
    :body => 'A great video of another cool cat.'
  }
]

client.index_documents(engine_name, documents)

Indexing: Updating Documents (Partial Updates)

engine_name = 'favorite-videos'
documents = [
  {
    :id => 'INscMGmhmX4',
    :title => 'Updated title'
  }
]

client.update_documents(engine_name, documents)

Retrieving Documents

engine_name = 'favorite-videos'
document_ids = ['INscMGmhmX4', 'JNDFojsd02']

client.get_documents(engine_name, document_ids)

Listing Documents

engine_name = 'favorite-videos'

client.list_documents(engine_name)

Destroying Documents

engine_name = 'favorite-videos'
document_ids = ['INscMGmhmX4', 'JNDFojsd02']

client.destroy_documents(engine_name, document_ids)

Listing Engines

client.list_engines

Retrieving Engines

engine_name = 'favorite-videos'

client.get_engine(engine_name)

Creating Engines

engine_name = 'favorite-videos'

client.create_engine(engine_name)

Destroying Engines

engine_name = 'favorite-videos'

client.destroy_engine(engine_name)

Creating Meta Engines

engine_name = 'videos-engine'
sources_engines = ['favorite-videos', 'all-videos']

client.create_meta_engine(engine_name, source_engines)

Adding Meta Engines Source

engine_name = 'videos-engine'
sources_engines = ['fun-videos', 'cat-videos']

client.add_meta_engine_sources(engine_name, source_engines)

Adding Meta Engines Source

engine_name = 'videos-engine'
sources_engines = ['nsfw-videos']

client.delete_meta_engine_sources(engine_name, source_engines)

Searching

engine_name = 'favorite-videos'
query = 'cat'
search_fields = { :title => {} }
result_fields = { :title => { :raw => {} } }
options = { :search_fields => search_fields, :result_fields => result_fields }

client.search(engine_name, query, options)

Multi-Search

engine_name = 'favorite-videos'
queries = [{
  :query => 'cat',
  :options => { :search_fields => { :title => {} }}
},{
  :query => 'dog',
  :options => { :search_fields => { :body => {} }}
}]

client.multi_search(engine_name, queries)

Query Suggestion

engine_name = 'favorite-videos'
options = {
  :size => 3,
  :types => {
    :documents => {
      :fields => ['title']
    }
  }
}

client.query_suggestion(engine_name, 'cat', options)

Show Search Settings

engine_name = 'favorite-videos'

client.show_settings(engine_name)

Update Search Settings

engine_name = 'favorite-videos'
settings = {
  'search_fields' => {
    'id' => {
      'weight' => 1
    },
    'url' => {
      'weight' => 1
    },
    'title' => {
      'weight' => 1
    },
    'body' => {
      'weight' => 1
    },
  },
  'boosts' => {
    'title' => [
      {
        'type' => 'value',
        'factor' => 9.5,
        'operation' => 'multiply',
        'value' => [
          'Titanic'
        ]
      }
    ]
  }
}

client.update_settings(engine_name, settings)

Reset Search Settings

engine_name = 'favorite-videos'

client.reset_settings(engine_name)

Create a Signed Search Key

Creating a search key that will only return the title field.

public_search_key = 'search-xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx'
# This name must match the name of the key above from your App Search dashboard
public_search_key_name = 'search-key'
enforced_options = {
  result_fields: { title: { raw: {} } },
  filters: { world_heritage_site: 'true' }
}

signed_search_key = Elastic::AppSearch::Client.create_signed_search_key(public_search_key, public_search_key_name, enforced_options)

client = Elastic::AppSearch::Client.new(:api_key => signed_search_key, :api_endpoint => 'http://localhost:3002/api/as/v1/')

client.search('national-parks-demo', 'everglade')

Log click-through

Logging a click through

engine_name = 'favorite-videos'
options = {
  :query => 'cat videos',
  :document_id => 'INscMGmhmX4',
  :request_id => 'e4c4dea0bd7ad3d2f676575ef16dc7d2',
  :tags => ['firefox', 'web browser']
}

client.log_click_through(engine_name, options)

Analytics - Number of clicks-throughs received by a document

engine_name = 'favorite-videos'
options = {
  :query => 'cats',
  :page => {
    :size => 20,
  },
  :filters => {
    :date => {
      :from => '2019-04-11T00:00:00+00:00',
      :to => '2019-04-13T00:00:00+00:00'
    }
  }
}

client.get_top_clicks_analytics(engine_name, options)

Analytics - Queries, number of queries, and clicks received

engine_name = 'favorite-videos'
options = {
  :page => {
    :size => 20
  },
  :filters => {
    :date => {
      :from => '2019-04-11T00:00:00+00:00',
      :to => '2019-04-13T00:00:00+00:00'
    }
  }
}

client.get_top_queries_analytics(engine_name, options)

Analytics - Number of clicks and total number of queries

engine_name = 'favorite-videos'
options = {
  :filters => {
    :all => [
      {
        :tag => ['mobile', 'web']
      },{
        :query => 'cats'
      }, {
        :document_id => '163'
      }, {
        :date => {
          :from => '2018-07-05T12:00:00+00:00',
          :to => '2018-07-05T14:00:00+00:00'
        }
      }
    ]
  },
  :interval => 'hour'
}

client.get_count_analytics(engine_name, options)

Creating Synonym Sets

engine_name = 'us-national-parks'

client.create_synonym_set(engine_name, :synonyms => ['park', 'trail'])

Retrieving Synonym Sets

engine_name = 'us-national-parks'

client.get_synonym_set(engine_name, 'syn-5d8e6b5d40caae7dcb6e1b9c')

Listing Synonym Sets

engine_name = 'us-national-parks'

client.list_synonym_sets(engine_name, :current => 1, :size => 20)

Updating Synonym Sets

engine_name = 'us-national-parks'

client.update_synonym_set(engine_name, 'syn-5d8e6b5d40caae7dcb6e1b9c', :synonyms => ['park', 'trail', 'ground'])

Destroying Synonym Sets

engine_name = 'us-national-parks'

client.destroy_synonym_set(engine_name, 'syn-5d8e6b5d40caae7dcb6e1b9c')

Listing Credentials

client.list_credentials(:current => 1, :size => 20)

Retrieving Credentials

client.get_credential('reading-private-key')

Creating Credentials

client.create_credential({
  :name => 'reading-private-key',
  :type => 'private',
  :read => true,
  :write => false,
  :access_all_engines => false,
  :engines => [
    'favorite-videos'
  ]
})

Updating Credentials

client.update_credential('reading-private-key', {
  :name => 'reading-private-key',
  :type => 'private',
  :read => true,
  :write => true,
  :access_all_engines => false,
  :engines => [
    'favorite-videos'
  ]
})

Destroying Credentials

client.destroy_credential('reading-private-key')

Retrieving an Engine's Schema

engine_name = 'us-national-parks'

client.get_schema(engine_name)

Updating an Engine's Schema or Creating a New Schema Field

engine_name = 'us-national-parks'

client.update_schema(engine_name, 'square_km' => 'number')

Creating Curations

engine_name = 'us-national-parks'
options = {
  'queries' => [
    'zion'
  ],
  'promoted' => [
    'doc-5d8e413b40caaedab76e3c96'
  ],
  'hidden' => [
    'doc-5d8e413d40caae335e06c374'
  ]
}

client.create_curation(engine_name, options)

Retrieving Curations

engine_name = 'us-national-parks'

client.get_curation(engine_name, 'cur-5d9240d640caaeca6506b600')

Listing Curations

engine_name = 'us-national-parks'

client.list_curations(engine_name, current: 1, size: 20)

Updating Curations

engine_name = 'us-national-parks'
id = 'cur-5d9240d640caaeca6506b600'
options = {
  'queries' => [
    'zion'
  ],
  'promoted' => [
    'doc-5d8e413b40caaedab76e3c96'
  ]
}

client.update_curation(engine_name, id, options)

Destroying Curations

engine_name = 'us-national-parks'

client.destroy_curation(engine_name, 'cur-5d9240d640caaeca6506b600')

Retrieving API Logs

engine_name = 'us-national-parks'
options = {
  'filters' => {
    'date' => {
      'from' => '2019-09-23T00:00:00+00:00',
      'to' => '2019-09-28T00:00:00+00:00'
    }
  },
  'page' => {
    'total_results' => 100,
    'size' => 20
  },
  'query' => 'search',
  'sort_direction' => 'desc'
}

client.get_api_logs(engine_name, options)

Running Tests

export AS_API_KEY="[API_KEY]"
export AS_ADMIN_KEY="[ADMIN_API_KEY]"
export AS_HOST_IDENTIFIER="[HOST_IDENTIFIER]"
bundle exec rspec

You can also run tests against a local environment by passing a AS_API_ENDPOINT environment variable

export AS_API_KEY="[API_KEY]"
export AS_ADMIN_KEY="[ADMIN_API_KEY]"
export AS_API_ENDPOINT="http://[HOST_IDENTIFIER].api.127.0.0.1.ip.es.io:3002/api/as/v1"
bundle exec rspec

Debugging API calls

If you need to debug an API call made by the client, there are a few things you could do:

  1. Setting AS_DEBUG environment variable to true would enable HTTP-level debugging and you would see all requests generated by the client on your console.

  2. You could use our API logs feature in App Search console to see your requests and responses live.

  3. In your debug logs you could find a X-Request-Id header value. That could be used when talking to Elastic Customer Support to help us quickly find your API request and help you troubleshoot your issues.

FAQ 🔮

Where do I report issues with the client?

If something is not working as expected, please open an issue.

Where can I learn more about App Search?

Your best bet is to read the documentation.

Where else can I go to get help?

You can checkout the Elastic App Search community discuss forums.

Contribute 🚀

We welcome contributors to the project. Before you begin, a couple notes...

License 📗

Apache 2.0 © Elastic

Thank you to all the contributors!