Delete By QueryΒΆ

The delete by query API allows to delete documents from one or more indices and one or more types based on a query. The query can either be provided the Query DSL. Here is an example:

import static org.elasticsearch.index.query.FilterBuilders.*;
import static org.elasticsearch.index.query.QueryBuilders.*;

DeleteByQueryResponse response = client.prepareDeleteByQuery("test")
        .setQuery(termQuery("_type", "type1"))

For more information on the delete by query operation, check out the delete_by_query API docs.