And must be set for geo fields – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

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August-23, Version: 6.8-7.15

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Briefly, this error occurs when the necessary settings for geo fields in Elasticsearch are not properly configured. Geo fields require certain parameters to be set, such as “type” and “coordinates”. If these are not set, Elasticsearch cannot process the geo fields correctly. To resolve this issue, ensure that all necessary parameters for your geo fields are correctly set in your mapping. This includes specifying the type as “geo_point” or “geo_shape” and providing the correct coordinates. Also, check your data input to ensure it matches the mapping configuration.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” [{}] and [{}] must be set for geo fields. ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: index, query.

Log Context

Log “[{}] and [{}] must be set for geo fields.” class name is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 } else {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("parameter [{}] not supported!"; parameterName);
 if (origin == null || scaleString == null) {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("[{}] and [{}] must be set for geo fields."; DecayFunctionBuilder.ORIGIN;
 double scale = DistanceUnit.DEFAULT.parse(scaleString; DistanceUnit.DEFAULT);
 double offset = DistanceUnit.DEFAULT.parse(offsetString; DistanceUnit.DEFAULT);
 IndexGeoPointFieldData indexFieldData = context.getForField(fieldType);


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