API Reference / API Methods / Settings / Set settings
Required API Key: any key with the editSettings ACL
Method signature
$index->setSettings(array settings)

$index->setSettings(array settings, [
  // All the following parameters are optional
  'forwardToReplicas' => bool
])

About this method

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Create or change an index’s settings.

Only specified settings are overridden; unspecified settings are left unchanged. Specifying null for a setting resets it to its default value.

The supported settings are listed in the Settings Parameters page.

Performance wise, it’s better to set settings before pushing the data.

Examples

Simple set settings

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$index->setSettings(
  [
    'customRanking' => ['desc(followers)']
  ]
);

Set setting and forward to replicas

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$forwardToReplicas = true;

$index->setSettings(
  [
    'searchableAttributes' => ['name', 'address'],
    'customRanking' => ['desc(followers)'],
  ],
  [
    'forwardToReplicas' => $forwardToReplicas
  ]
);

Parameters

settings
type: key/value mapping
Required

A mapping of settings parameters you can use on an index.

forwardToReplicas
type: boolean
default: false
Optional

Whether to forward the same settings to the replica indices.

Note: when forwarding settings, please make sure your replicas already exist. It’s impossible to forward settings and create your replicas at the same time.

requestOptions
type: key/value mapping
default: No request options
Optional

A mapping of requestOptions to send along with the query.

Response

This section shows the JSON response returned by the API. Since each language encapsulates this response inside objects specific to that language and/or implementation, the actual type in your language might differ from what’s written here. You can view the response in the logs (using the getLogs method).

JSON format

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{
  "updatedAt":"2013-01-18T15:33:13.556Z",
  "taskID": 678
}
updatedAt
string

Date at which the indexing job has been created.

taskID
integer

The taskID used with the waitTask method.

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