This topic describes how to use Boolean query to query data based on a combination of filter conditions. This type of query contains one or more subqueries as filter conditions. Tablestore returns the rows that match the subqueries. Each subquery can be of any type, including BoolQuery.


  • The OTSClient instance is initialized. For more information, see Initialization.
  • A data table is created and data is written to the table.
  • A search index is created for the table. For more information, see Create search indexes.


Parameter Description
must_queries Only row data that matches all subqueries is returned. This parameter is equivalent to the AND operator.
must_not_queries Only row data that must not match all subqueries is returned. This parameter is equivalent to the NOT operator.
filter_queries Only row data that matches all subfilters is returned. filter is similar to query. The difference is that filter does not calculate the relevance score based on the number of subfilters that the row meet.
should_queries The list of subqueries the query result can or cannot match. This parameter is equivalent to the OR operator.

Only rows that meet the minimum number of subquery conditions specified in should_queries can match the result.

The overall relevance score is higher if more subqueries of should_queries are met.

minimum_should_match The minimum number that row data must match for subquery conditions in should_queries. Default value: 1.
table_name The name of the table.
index_name The name of the search index.


# k > 'key100' and (l > 110 and l < 200) and not (k = 'key121')
# and should_queries(k > 'key120' or l < 300, minimum_should_match=2)
bool_query = BoolQuery(
        RangeQuery('k', range_from='key100', include_lower=False),
        // Set the BoolQuery.
            // Set subqueries that row data must match.
                RangeQuery('l', range_from=110, include_lower=False),
                RangeQuery('l', range_to=200, include_upper=False)
    // Set subqueries that row data must not match.
        TermQuery('k', 'key121')
        RangeQuery('k', range_from='key120', include_lower=False),
        RangeQuery('l', range_to=300, include_upper=130)

// Construct a query by specifying query parameters, including sort, limit, and get_total_count.
rows, next_token, total_count, is_all_succeed =
    table_name, index_name, 
        sort=Sort(sorters=[FieldSort('l', SortOrder.ASC)]),