In this guide, you will learn how to index only specified fields in documents by creating an index with static field mappings. Static mappings allow you to independently index fields for specific use cases such as faceting.
Time required: 5 minutes
Navigate to the Database Deployments page for your project.
Click Create Index.
Select the Visual Editor configuration method, then click Next.
For the Database and Collection, select the
sample_supplies database and the
Then, click Next.
Click Refine Your Index in the bottom left. Then, in the Index Configurations pane, toggle off Dynamic Mapping.
In the Field Mappings pane, click
Add Field Mapping. In the modal window, select
storeLocation from the Field Name dropdown
From the Data Type dropdown menu, select
String. Leave the Index Configurations
values unchanged, and click Add at the bottom
of the modal window.
On the Search Tester page, type
London into the search bar, then click
This query returns all documents in the
sales collection with
London. Your results should resemble
the following sample documents:
SCORE: 0.8888952136039734 salesDate: 2017-12-03T18:39:48.253+00:00 items: Array storeLocation: "London" SCORE: 0.8888952136039734 salesDate: 2015-05-15T13:43:24.561+00:00 items: Array storeLocation: "London" SCORE: 0.8888952136039734 salesDate: 2016-02-06T09:35:02.820+00:00 items: Array storeLocation: "London"
Each record also includes a relevance score.
You can expand
Object fields to view their
contents by clicking on them.
Click Edit Query Syntax. The modal window displays the query sent through the Atlas Search API.
online into the search bar, then click
Even though some records include the string
online in the
purchaseMethod field, no records appear. The index only has
a mapping for the
storeLocation field, which means that
Atlas Search only returns records with matching values in the
If you successfully completed the procedure in this guide, you have created an Atlas Search index with a static field mapping and used it to perform a targeted relevance-based search. In the next guide, you will learn how to perform compound searches against specific fields using the aggregation pipeline.