Class SliceBuilder

All Implemented Interfaces:
Writeable, ToXContent, ToXContentObject

public class SliceBuilder
extends java.lang.Object
implements Writeable, ToXContentObject
A slice builder allowing to split a scroll in multiple partitions. If the provided field is the "_uid" it uses a TermsSliceQuery to do the slicing. The slicing is done at the shard level first and then each shard is split into multiple slices. For instance if the number of shards is equal to 2 and the user requested 4 slices then the slices 0 and 2 are assigned to the first shard and the slices 1 and 3 are assigned to the second shard. This way the total number of bitsets that we need to build on each shard is bounded by the number of slices (instead of numShards*numSlices). Otherwise the provided field must be a numeric and doc_values must be enabled. In that case a DocValuesSliceQuery is used to filter the results.