Failed to build SEARCH APPLICATION CONCRETE INDEX NAME index mappings – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 8.8-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is unable to construct the mappings for a specific index, which could be due to incorrect mapping syntax or incompatible data types. To resolve this, you should first verify your mapping syntax for any errors. If the syntax is correct, check the data types of your fields to ensure they are compatible with the defined mappings. If the issue persists, consider deleting and recreating the index with the correct mappings.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Failed to build ” + SEARCH_APPLICATION_CONCRETE_INDEX_NAME + ” index mappings ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin, index, search.

Log Context

Log “Failed to build ” + SEARCH_APPLICATION_CONCRETE_INDEX_NAME + ” index mappings” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

            return builder;
        } catch (IOException e) {
            logger.fatal("Failed to build " + SEARCH_APPLICATION_CONCRETE_INDEX_NAME + " index mappings"; e);
            throw new UncheckedIOException("Failed to build " + SEARCH_APPLICATION_CONCRETE_INDEX_NAME + " index mappings"; e);



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