How to schedule indexing a document in a specific datetime?

I have checked the documentation and searched in the internet but I could not find information how to schedule indexing a document in a specific datetime.

All I have found is following but not working

PUT _opendistro/_alerting/watch/index_document
  "trigger": {
    "schedule": {
      "later": "2023-05-30T10:00:00"   // The datetime for indexing
  "input": {
    "simple": {
      "payload": {
        "index": "your_index",
        "document": {
          "field1": "value1",
          "field2": "value2"
          // Add more fields as needed
  "actions": {
    "index_document": {
      "index": {
        "index": "your_index"

Can someone please point a source for this?

thanks in advance ā€¦

So, I will change my question: is Opensearch able to schedule indexing a document for specific datetime? or it is just a urban legend! :slight_smile:

Hey @dnelub

I havent seen that before, most if not all shippers send logs/messages/documents as soon as they arrive. Can I ask why you need a document at a specific time?

@dnelub By indexing you mean ingesting data to OpenSearch/OpenDistro?

If so, Iā€™m not aware of such a function. OpenSearch/OpenDistro just accepts the data instead of pulling it.

You would have to configure your data source to push the data to the OpenSearch/OpenDistro at a specific time.

In regards to alerting, it is used to observe indices with already ingested data and trigger action based on the configured rules.

Thanks for the answers. I just wanted to be sure if there is a way to do it in Opensearch. So, I will do it by coding.