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Delete index

Introduced 1.0

If you no longer need an index, you can use the delete index API operation to delete it.


DELETE /sample-index

Path and HTTP methods

DELETE /<index-name>

URL parameters

All parameters are optional.

Parameter Type Description
allow_no_indices Boolean Whether to ignore wildcards that don’t match any indices. Default is true.
expand_wildcards String Expands wildcard expressions to different indices. Combine multiple values with commas. Available values are all (match all indices), open (match open indices), closed (match closed indices), hidden (match hidden indices), and none (do not accept wildcard expressions), which must be used with open, closed, or both. Default is open.
ignore_unavailable Boolean If true, OpenSearch does not include missing or closed indices in the response.
master_timeout Time How long to wait for a connection to the master node. Default is 30s.
timeout Time How long to wait for the response to return. Default is 30s.


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