Since Kuzzle 1.0.0

A filter matching documents either with a missing field in an object, or with a missing value in an array.

A missing filter used to match arrays without a specific value will also match if:

  • the tested array property is entirely missing from the provided document
  • the tested property in the provided document is not an array


Since Koncorde 1.2, the missing syntax is as follows:

missing: 'nested.field.path' (see nested field syntax)

missing: 'nested.array[value]' (see array value syntax

The following syntax is deprecated since Koncorde 1.2, and supported for backward compatibility only:

missing: { field: 'nested.field.path' }


Given the following documents:

  firstName: 'Grace',
  lastName: 'Hopper',
  city: 'NYC',
  hobbies: ['compiler', 'COBOL'],
  alive: false
  firstName: 'Ada',
  lastName: 'Lovelace',
  city: 'London',
  hobbies: ['algorithm', 'programming'],

The following filter validates the second document:

  missing: 'alive'

And this filter validates the first document:

  missing: 'hobbies["algorithm"]'