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API client / Methods / Manage indices
Required API Key: any key with the listIndexes ACL
Method signature
$client->listIndices()

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About this method

Get a list of indices with their associated metadata.

This method retrieves a list of all indices associated with a given Application ID.

The returned list includes the names of the indices as well as their associated metadata, such as the number of records, size, and last build time.

The list of indices follows any ACL restrictions of the API key used to retrieve it. For example, if you call this method with an API key that can only access some indices, you will only retrieve records from those.

Examples

Read the Algolia CLI documentation for more information.

To see a complete app, including all import and setup instructions, go to Install the .NET API client.

To see a complete app, including all import and setup instructions, go to Install the Go API client.

To see a complete app, including all import and setup instructions, go to Install the Java API client.

To see a complete app, including all import and setup instructions, go to Install the Kotlin API client.

To see a complete app, including all import and setup instructions, go to Install the Scala API client.

To see a complete app, including all import and setup instructions, go to Install the Swift API client.

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<?php
require_once __DIR__."/vendor/autoload.php";
use Algolia\AlgoliaSearch\SearchClient;

// Use an API key with `listIndexes` ACL
$client = SearchClient::create(
  'YourApplicationID', 'YourAPIKey'
);
$indices = $client->listIndices()['items'];

Parameters

This method doesn't take any parameters.

Response

This section shows the JSON response returned by the API. Each API client encapsulates this response inside objects specific to the programming language, so that the actual response might be different. You can view the response by using the getLogs method. Don’t rely on the order of attributes in the response, as JSON doesn’t guarantee the ordering of keys in objects.

JSON format

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{
  "items": [
    {
      "name": "movies",
      "createdAt": "2022-09-19T16:36:44.471Z",
      "updatedAt": "2022-09-19T18:02:30.996Z",
      "entries": 100,
      "dataSize": 48450,
      "fileSize": 112927,
      "lastBuildTimeS": 3,
      "numberOfPendingTasks": 0,
      "pendingTask": false
    }
  ],
  "nbPages": 1
}
Field Description
items
list of index object
nbPages
integer

The value is always 1. There is no pagination for this method. All indices are returned on the first call.

items ➔ index object

Field Description
name
string

Index name.

createdAt
string

Index creation date. An empty string means that the index has no records.

updatedAt
string

Date of the last update. An empty string means that the index has no records.

entries
integer

The number of records in the index.

dataSize
integer

Number of bytes of the index in minified format.

fileSize
integer

Number of bytes of the index binary file.

lastBuildTimeS
integer

Last build time in seconds.

numberOfPendingTasks
integer

Deprecated. TRhe number of pending indexing operations.

pendingTask
boolean

Deprecated. A boolean which is true if the index has pending tasks.

primary
string

If the index is a replica, this field has the name of the related primary index. This field is absent for primary indices.

Note: In the Go API client, primary is an empty string for primary indices.

replicas
string[]

If the index is a primary index, this field has the names of all related replica indices. This field is absent for replica indices.

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