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Elasticsearch client in swift


  • v1.0.0-beta.1 and master
  • v1.0.0-beta.1 and master


Build Status codecov Swift Version SwiftPM Compatible Supported Platforms CocoaPods Compatible

Project Status

This project is actively in developement, more information will be made available as project progresses.

If you'd like to contribute pull requests are welcome.

  • Platform support for macOS, iOS & linux.

  • Query DSL builders and helpers similar to elasticsearch Java client. Check the table below to see full list of avaiable QueryBuilders

Project Goal

Our goal is to make a very Swifty and high-performant elasticsearch client.

High-performant means providing end user's response under 100ms not including the time elasticsearch took to process the request.



CocoaPods is a dependency manager for Cocoa projects. You can install it with the following command:

$ gem install cocoapods

CocoaPods 1.6.0+ is required to build ElasticSwift.

To integrate Elasticswift into your Xcode project using CocoaPods, specify it in your Podfile:

source 'https://github.com/CocoaPods/Specs.git'
platform :ios, '10.0'

target '<Your Target Name>' do
    pod 'ElasticSwift', '~> 1.0.0-beta.1'
    pod 'ElasticSwiftCore', '~> 1.0.0-beta.1'
    pod 'ElasticSwiftQueryDSL', '~> 1.0.0-beta.1'
    pod 'ElasticSwiftCodableUtils', '~> 1.0.0-beta.1'
    pod 'ElasticSwiftNetworking', '~> 1.0.0-beta.1'

Note:- ElasticSwiftNetworkingNIO is not available as a pod

Then, run the following command:

$ pod install

Swift Package Manager

The Swift Package Manager is a tool for automating the distribution of Swift code and is integrated into the swift compiler. It is in early development, but ElasticSwift does support its use on supported platforms.

Once you have your Swift package set up, adding ElasticSwift as a dependency is as easy as adding it to the dependencies value of your Package.swift.

dependencies: [
    .package(url: "https://github.com/pksprojects/ElasticSwift.git", from: "1.0.0-beta.1")

and then adding the appropriate ElasticSwift module(s) to your target dependencies. The syntax for adding target dependencies differs slightly between Swift versions. For example, if you want to depend on the ElasticSwift and ElasticSwiftCore modules, specify the following dependencies:

Swift 5.0 and 5.1 (swift-tools-version:5.[01])

    dependencies: ["ElasticSwift", "ElasticSwiftCore"]

Swift 5.2 (swift-tools-version:5.2)

    dependencies: [.product(name: "ElasticSwift", package: "elastic-swift"),
                   .product(name: "ElasticSwiftCore", package: "elastic-swift")]



Creating Settings & ElasticClient.

Using ElasticSwiftNetworking (URLSession based implementation)

import ElasticSwift
import ElasticSwiftNetworking

var settings = Settings(forHost: "http://localhost:9200", adaptorConfig: URLSessionAdaptorConfiguration.default) // Creates default settings for client
var client = ElasticClient(settings: settings) // Creates client with specified settings

Using ElasticSwiftNetworkingNIO (SwiftNIO/AsyncHTTPClient based implementation)

import ElasticSwift
import ElasticSwiftNetworkingNIO

var settings = Settings(forHost: "http://localhost:9200", adaptorConfig: AsyncHTTPClientAdaptorConfiguration.default) // Creates default settings for client
var client = ElasticClient(settings: settings) // Creates client with specified settings

Add Elasticsearch credentials

let cred = BasicClientCredential(username: "elastic", password: "elastic")
let settings = Settings(forHost: "http://localhost:9200", withCredentials: cred, adaptorConfig: AsyncHTTPClientAdaptorConfiguration.default)

Configuring SSL when using ElasticSwiftNetworking

let certPath = "/path/to/certificate.der"
let sslConfig = SSLConfiguration(certPath: certPath, isSelf: true)
let adaptorConfig = URLSessionAdaptorConfiguration(sslConfig: sslConfig)
let settings = Settings(forHosts: ["https://samplehost:port"], withCredentials: cred, adaptorConfig: adaptorConfig)


Create and Delete Index

func createHandler(_ result: Result<CreateIndexResponse, Error>) -> Void {
    switch result {
        case .failure(let error):
            print("Error", error)
        case .success(let response):
            print("Response", response)

// creating index
let createIndexRequest = CreateIndexRequest("indexName")
client.indices.create(createIndexRequest, completionHandler: createHandler) // executes request

// delete index
func deleteHandler(_ result: Result<AcknowledgedResponse, Error>) -> Void {
    switch result {
        case .failure(let error):
            print("Error", error)
        case .success(let response):
            print("Response", response)

let deleteIndexRequest = DeleteIndexRequest("indexName")
client.indices.delete(deleteIndexRequest, completionHandler: deleteHandler) // executes request


Document CRUD

class MyClass: Codable, Equatable {
  var myField: String?

// index document
func indexHandler(_ result: Result<IndexResponse, Error>) -> Void {
    switch result {
        case .failure(let error):
            print("Error", error)
        case .success(let response):
            print("Response", response)

let mySource = MyClass()
mySource.myField = "My value"

let indexRequest = try IndexRequestBuilder<MyClass>()
        .set(index: "indexName")
        .set(type: "type")
        .set(id: "id")
        .set(source: mySource)

client.index(indexRequest, completionHandler: indexHandler)

// get document
func getHandler(_ result: Result<GetResponse<MyClass>, Error>) -> Void {
    switch result {
        case .failure(let error):
            print("Error", error)
        case .success(let response):
            print("Response", response)

let getRequest = try GetRequestBuilder()
    .set(id: "id")
    .set(index: "indexName")
    .set(type: "type")

client.get(getRequest, completionHandler: getHandler)

// delete document
func deleteHandler(_ result: Result<DeleteResponse, Error>) -> Void {
    switch result {
        case .failure(let error):
            print("Error", error)
        case .success(let response):
            print("Response", response)

let deleteRequest = try DeleteRequestBuilder()
    .set(index: "indexName")
    .set(type: "type")
    .set(id: "id")

client.delete(deleteRequest, completionHandler: deleteHandler)


Currently not all QueryBuilders are available. Future releases will add support for additional QueryBuilders. Check below for details

let builder = QueryBuilders.boolQuery()
let mustMatch = try QueryBuilders.matchQuery().set(field: "fieldName").set(value: "value").build()
let mustNotMatch = try QueryBuilders.matchQuery().set(field: "someFieldName").set(value: "value").build()
builder.must(query: mustMatch)
builder.mustNot(query: mustNotMatch)
let boolQuery = try builder.build()


Creating simple search request.

func handler(_ result: Result<SearchResponse<Message>, Error>) -> Void {
    switch result {
        case .failure(let error):
            print("Error", error)
        case .success(let response):
            print("Response", response)

let queryBuilder = QueryBuilders.boolQuery()
let match = try QueryBuilders.matchQuery().set(field: "msg").set(value: "Message").build() 
queryBuilder.must(query: match)

let query =  try queryBuilder.build()

let sort =  SortBuilders.fieldSort("msg") // use "msg.keyword" as field name in case of text field
    .set(order: .asc)

let request = try SearchRequestBuilder()
        .set(indices: "indexName")
        .set(types: "type")
        .set(query: query)
        .add(sort: sort)

client.search(request, completionHandler: handler)


Below Table lists all the available search queries with their corresponding QueryBuilder class name and helper method name in the QueryBuilders utility class.

Search Query QueryBuilder Class Method in QueryBuilders
ConstantScoreQuery ConstantScoreQueryBuilder QueryBuilders.constantScoreQuery()
BoolQuery BoolQueryBuilder QueryBuilders.boolQuery()
DisMaxQuery DisMaxQueryBuilder QueryBuilders.disMaxQuery()
FunctionScoreQuery FunctionScoreQueryBuilder QueryBuilders.functionScoreQuery()
BoostingQuery BoostingQueryBuilder QueryBuilders.boostingeQuery()
MatchQuery MatchQueryBuilder QueryBuilders.matchQuery()
MatchPhraseQuery MatchPhraseQueryBuilder QueryBuilders.matchPhraseQuery()
MatchPhrasePrefixQuery MatchPhrasePrefixQueryBuilder QueryBuilders.matchPhrasePrefixQuery()
MultiMatchQuery MultiMatchQueryBuilder QueryBuilders.multiMatchQuery()
CommonTermsQuery CommonTermsQueryBuilder QueryBuilders.commonTermsQuery()
QueryStringQuery QueryStringQueryBuilder QueryBuilders.queryStringQuery()
SimpleQueryStringQuery SimpleQueryStringQueryBuilder QueryBuilders.simpleQueryStringQuery()
MatchAllQuery MatchAllQueryBuilder QueryBuilders.matchAllQuery()
MatchNoneQuery MatchNoneQueryBuilder QueryBuilders.matchNoneQuery()
TermQuery TermQueryBuilder QueryBuilders.termQuery()
TermsQuery TermsQueryBuilder QueryBuilders.termsQuery()
RangeQuery RangeQueryBuilder QueryBuilders.rangeQuery()
ExistsQuery ExistsQueryBuilder QueryBuilders.existsQuery()
PrefixQuery PrefixQueryBuilder QueryBuilders.prefixQuery()
WildCardQuery WildCardQueryBuilder QueryBuilders.wildCardQuery()
RegexpQuery RegexpQueryBuilder QueryBuilders.regexpQuery()
FuzzyQuery FuzzyQueryBuilder QueryBuilders.fuzzyQuery()
TypeQuery TypeQueryBuilder QueryBuilders.typeQuery()
IdsQuery IdsQueryBuilder QueryBuilders.idsQuery()
NestedQuery NestedQueryBuilder QueryBuilders.nestedQuery()
HasChildQuery HasChildQueryBuilder QueryBuilders.hasChildQuery()
HasParentQuery HasParentQueryBuilder QueryBuilders.hasParentQuery()
ParentIdQuery ParentIdQueryBuilder QueryBuilders.parentIdQuery()
GeoShapeQuery GeoShapeQueryBuilder QueryBuilders.geoShapeQuery()
GeoBoundingBoxQuery GeoBoundingBoxQueryBuilder QueryBuilders.geoBoundingBoxQuery()
GeoDistanceQuery GeoDistanceQueryBuilder QueryBuilders.geoDistanceQuery()
GeoPolygonQuery GeoPolygonQueryBuilder QueryBuilders.geoPolygonQuery()
MoreLikeThisQuery MoreLikeThisQueryBuilder QueryBuilders.moreLikeThisQuery()
ScriptQuery ScriptQueryBuilder QueryBuilders.scriptQuery()
PercolateQuery PercoloteQueryBuilder QueryBuilders.percolateQuery()
WrapperQuery WrapperQueryBuilder QueryBuilders.wrapperQuery()
SpanTermQuery SpanTermQueryBuilder QueryBuilders.spanTermQuery()
SpanMultiTermQuery SpanMultiTermQueryBuilder sQueryBuilders.panMultiTermQueryBuilder()
SpanFirstQuery SpanFirstQueryBuilder QueryBuilders.spanFirstQuery()
SpanNearQuery SpanNearQueryBuilder sQueryBuilders.panNearQuery()
SpanOrQuery SpanOrQueryBuilder QueryBuilders.spanOrQuery()
SpanNotQuery SpanNotQueryBuilder QueryBuilders.spanNotQuery()
SpanContainingQuery SpanContainingQueryBuilder QueryBuilders.spanContainingQuery()
SpanWithinQuery SpanWithinQueryBuilder QueryBuilders.spanWithinQuery()
SpanFieldMaskingQueryBuilder SpanFieldMaskingQueryBuilder QueryBuilders.fieldMaskingSpanQuery()