# Filterable attributes

Child route of the settings route.

Filterable attributes can also be updated through the global settings route.

Attributes that can be used as filters for filtering and faceted search. To learn more about filterable attributes, refer to our dedicated guide.

WARNING

Updating the settings means overwriting the default settings of Meilisearch. You can reset to default values using the DELETE routes.

# Get filterable attributes

GET
/indexes/{index_uid}/settings/filterable-attributes

Get an index's filterableAttributes. The index uid is required.

# Example

curl \
  -X GET 'http://localhost:7700/indexes/movies/settings/filterable-attributes'

# Response: 200 Ok

List the settings.

[
  "genres",
  "director",
  "release_date.year"
]

# Update filterable attributes

POST
/indexes/{index_uid}/settings/filterable-attributes

Update an index's filterable attributes list. This will re-index all documents in the index. The index uid is required.

If an attribute contains an object, you can use dot notation to set one or more of its keys as a value for this setting: "filterableAttributes": ["release_date.year"].

# Body

An array of strings containing the attributes that can be used as filters at query time.

You can read more about this setting at the feature reference page.

# Example

curl \
  -X POST 'http://localhost:7700/indexes/movies/settings/filterable-attributes' \
  -H 'Content-Type: application/json' \
  --data-binary '[
    "genres",
    "director"
  ]'

# Response: 202 Accepted

{
    "uid": 1,
    "indexUid": "movies",
    "status": "enqueued",
    "type": "settingsUpdate",
    "enqueuedAt": "2021-08-11T09:25:53.000000Z"
}

You can use this uid to get more details on the status of the task.

# Reset filterable attributes

DELETE
/indexes/{index_uid}/settings/filterable-attributes

Reset an index's filterable attributes list back to its default value. The index uid is required.

# Default value

An empty array ([]).

# Example

curl \
  -X DELETE 'http://localhost:7700/indexes/movies/settings/filterable-attributes'

# Response: 202 Accepted

{
    "uid": 1,
    "indexUid": "movies",
    "status": "enqueued",
    "type": "settingsUpdate",
    "enqueuedAt": "2021-08-11T09:25:53.000000Z"
}

You can use this uid to get more details on the status of the task.