If a fulltext index exists, then /_api/simple/fulltext will use this index to execute the specified fulltext query.

Create fulltext index

creates a fulltext index

POST /_api/index#fulltext

Query Parameters

  • collection (required): The collection name.

A JSON object with these properties is required:

  • type: must be equal to “fulltext”.

  • fields: an array of attribute names. Currently, the array is limited to exactly one attribute.

  • minLength: Minimum character length of words to index. Will default to a server-defined value if unspecified. It is thus recommended to set this value explicitly when creating the index.

Creates a fulltext index for the collection collection-name, if it does not already exist. The call expects an object containing the index details.

Return codes

  • 200: If the index already exists, then a HTTP 200 is returned.

  • 201: If the index does not already exist and could be created, then a HTTP 201 is returned.

  • 404: If the collection-name is unknown, then a HTTP 404 is returned.


Creating a fulltext index

shell> curl -X POST --header 'accept: application/json' --data-binary @- --dump - http://localhost:8529/_api/index?collection=products <<EOF
  "type" : "fulltext", 
  "fields" : [ 

HTTP/1.1 201 Created
content-type: application/json
connection: Keep-Alive
content-length: 182
server: ArangoDB
x-content-type-options: nosniff

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