Array elements in include/exclude clauses should be string values – Elasticsearch Error How To Solve Related Issues



Array elements in include/exclude clauses should be string values – Elasticsearch Error How To Solve Related Issues

Updated: July-20

Elasticsearch Version: 1.7-8.0

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Log Context

Log”Array elements in include/exclude clauses should be string values”classname  is IncludeExclude.java
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

if (parser.currentToken() != XContentParser.Token.START_ARRAY) {
  throw new ElasticsearchParseException("Missing start of array in include/exclude clause");
  }
  while (parser.nextToken() != XContentParser.Token.END_ARRAY) {
  if (!parser.currentToken().isValue()) {
  throw new ElasticsearchParseException("Array elements in include/exclude clauses should be string values");
  }
  set.add(new BytesRef(parser.text()));
  }
  return set;
  }

Related issues to this log

We have gathered selected Q&A from the community and issues from Github, that can help fix related issues please review the following for further information :

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