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This gem provides an implementation of the repository pattern. It is a result of some frustration I had with the elasticsearch-persistence gem. After reading Hashie Considered Harmful and some issues I had with overriding methods on a subclassed Repository I decided to give it a own try.


Add this line to your application’s Gemfile:

ruby gem 'elastic_adapter'

And then execute:

$ bundle

Or install it yourself as:

$ gem install elastic_adapter


Documentation can be found here


First define the document type. Initialize it by passing a name and some mappings to the constructor:

```ruby mappings = { product: { properties: { name: { type: “string”, index_analyzer: “simple”, search_analyzer: “simple” }, name_suggest: { type: “completion” }, price: { type: “float”, index: “not_analyzed” } } } }

document_type =“product”, mappings) ```

Next define the index settings and instantiate the index:

```ruby settings = { number_of_shards: 1 }

index = name: “product_index”, url: “http://localhost:9200”, log: true, settings: settings, document_type: document_type ) ```

Now you can perform actions like create the index, index documents or search for them. For a full list of feaures look into the Documentation.

```ruby # Creating an Index

response = index.create_index response.inspect # => “” response.class # => ElasticAdapter::Response response.success? # => true

Add a document to the index

doc = { id: 1, name_name: “foo”, suggest: “foo”, price: 11.12 }

response = index.index(doc) response.inspect # => “” response.class # => ElasticAdapter::Response response.success? # => true

Search for documents

query = {match: {name: “foo”}} response = response.inspect # => “]}” response.class # => ElasticAdapter::Decoration::SearchResponse ```

Fore more usage examples look here

Testing and Development

I am using VCR to record the requests to elasticsearch and play them back while testing. In some cases it might be necessary to rerecord the requests. Because elasticsearch is a little slow and doesn’t return documents for a search request that just have been indexed there are some sleep statements in the spec. To not slow down the tests those sleep statements are just executed if a RECORDING environment variable is set. I added a rake task that sets the environment variable deletes the cassetts and runs all specs with :vcr. Run rake record to rerecord the cassettes.


  1. Fork it ( )
  2. Create your feature branch (git checkout -b my-new-feature)
  3. Commit your changes (git commit -am 'Add some feature')
  4. Push to the branch (git push origin my-new-feature)
  5. Create a new Pull Request