Edit an Atlas Search Index

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You can also create and manage Atlas Search indexes with the Atlas API.

You can change the index definition of an existing Atlas Search index. You cannot rename an index; if you need to change an index's name, you must create a new index and delete the old one.


Enter the updated index definition in the modal window.

Screenshot of Edit a FTS Index modal window

A few moments after the modal window closes, the index's status changes from Active to Building. In this state, you can continue to use the old index because Atlas Search does not delete the old index until the updated index is ready for use. Once the status returns to Active, the modified index is ready to use.

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