About this method
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Check if an index exists or not.
You can initialize an index with any name.
The index is created on Algolia’s servers when you add objects or set settings.
To prevent accidentally creating new indices, or changing existing indices,
you can use the
exists method returns a boolean that indicates whether an initialized index has been created.
Be careful when using this method to execute code conditionally.
Because index operations are asynchronous, an index might not yet exist when you call the
exist method, but it might exist when the conditional code runs.
Be mindful of the surrounding code, and of any process that might change your indices.
Read the Algolia CLI documentation for more information.
Check if an index exists
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 <?php require_once __DIR__."/vendor/autoload.php"; use Algolia\AlgoliaSearch\SearchClient; // Use an API key with `settings` ACL $client = SearchClient::create( 'YourApplicationID', 'YourAPIKey' ); $index = $client->initIndex('indexName'); $index->exists();
This method doesn't take any parameters.
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This method returns
true if the index exists, and