HTTP Store Search Index

Creates a new Riak Search index.


PUT /search/index/<index_name>

Optional Request Body

If you run a PUT request to this endpoint without a request body, Riak will create a new Search index that uses the default Search schema, i.e. _yz_default.

To specify a different schema, however, you must pass Riak a JSON object as the request body in which the schema field specifies the name of the schema to use. If you’ve stored a schema called my_custom_schema, the following PUT request would create an index called my_index that used that schema:

curl -XPUT http://localhost:8098/search/index/my_index \
  -H "Content-Type: application/json" \
  -d '{"schema": "my_custom_schema"}'

More information can be found in Using Search.

Normal Response Codes

  • 204 No Content - The index has been successfully created

Typical Error Codes

  • 409 Conflict - The index cannot be created because there is already an index with that name
  • 503 Service Unavailable - The request timed out internally