Spring & Couchbase – How to create indexes from code
My Spring Boot application uses the Couchbase 5.1 community. p>
My app needs a primary index and multiple secondary indexes.
Currently, in order to create the required indexes
, I go to the UI and
query page and manually create the indexes required by the application as described here .
I’ve been looking for a way to do this automatically through code, so when the app starts, it checks if indexes are missing and creates them when needed.
Is there a way to do this through Spring Data or the Couchbase client?
You can create them using a DSL in an index class. In “ Indexing the Data: N1QL & GSI There is an example of using it in the documentation under “
From that example:
You can also create secondary indexes on specific fields of the JSON,
for better performance:
In this case, give a name to your index, specify the target bucket AND
the field(s) in the JSON to index.
If the index already exists, the
IndexAlreadyExistsException ( See documentation), so you’ll need to check it out.