# All Settings

Settings is a list of all the customization possible for an index.

It is possible to update all the settings in one go or individually with the dedicated routes. Updates in the settings route are partial. This means that any parameters not provided in the body will be left unchanged.

These are the reference pages for the dedicated routes:

Learn more about the settings in this guide

NOTE

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

# Get settings

GET
/indexes/:index_uid/settings

Get the settings of an index.

Learn more about the settings.

# Path Variables

Variable Description
index_uid The index UID

# Response Body

Variable Type Description Default value
synonyms Object List of associated words treated similarly {}
stopWords [Strings] List of words ignored by MeiliSearch when present in search queries []
rankingRules [Strings] List of ranking rules sorted by order of importance A list of ordered built-in ranking rules
attributesForFaceting [Strings] Attributes to use as facets []
distinctAttribute String Search returns documents with distinct (different) values of the given field null
searchableAttributes [Strings] Fields in which to search for matching query words sorted by order of importance ["*"] (all attributes)
displayedAttributes [Strings] Fields displayed in the returned documents ["*"] (all attributes)

Learn more about the settings in this guide

# Example

# Response: 200 Ok

List the settings.

{
  "rankingRules": [
    "typo",
    "words",
    "proximity",
    "attribute",
    "wordsPosition",
    "exactness",
    "desc(release_date)"
  ],
  "attributesForFaceting": ["genre"],
  "distinctAttribute": null,
  "searchableAttributes": ["title", "description", "uid"],
  "displayedAttributes": [
    "title",
    "description",
    "release_date",
    "rank",
    "poster"
  ],
  "stopWords": null,
  "synonyms": {
    "wolverine": ["xmen", "logan"],
    "logan": ["wolverine", "xmen"]
  }
}

# Update settings

POST
/indexes/:index_uid/settings

Update the settings of an index.

Updates in the settings route are partial. This means that any parameters not provided in the body will be left unchanged.
Learn more about the settings in this guide.

# Path Variables

Variable Description
index_uid The index UID

# Body

Variable Type Description Default value
synonyms Object List of associated words treated similarly {}
stopWords [Strings] List of words ignored by MeiliSearch when present in search queries []
rankingRules [Strings] List of ranking rules sorted by order of importance A list of ordered built-in ranking rules
attributesForFaceting [Strings] Attributes to use as facets []
distinctAttribute String Search returns documents with distinct (different) values of the given field null
searchableAttributes [Strings] Fields in which to search for matching query words sorted by order of importance ["*"] (all attributes)
displayedAttributes [Strings] Fields displayed in the returned documents ["*"] (all attributes)

# Example

# Response: 202 Accepted

{
  "updateId": 1
}

This updateId allows you to track the current update.

# Reset settings

DELETE
/indexes/:index_uid/settings

Reset the settings of an index.

All settings will be reset to their default value.

Variable Description Default value
synonyms List of associated words treated similarly {}
stopWords List of words ignored by MeiliSearch when present in search queries []
rankingRules List of ranking rules sorted by order of importance A list of ordered built-in ranking rules
attributesForFaceting Attributes to use as facets []
distinctAttribute Search returns documents with distinct (different) values of a given field null
searchableAttributes Fields in which to search for matching query words sorted by order of importance ["*"] (all attributes)
displayedAttributes Fields displayed in the returned documents documents ["*"] (all attributes)

Learn more about the settings.

# Path Variables

Variable Description
index_uid The index UID

# Example

# Response: 202 Accepted

{
  "updateId": 1
}

This updateId allows you to track the current update.