Attempting to get number of dimensions on an empty coordinate node – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

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August-23, Version: 6.8-8.9

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Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch tries to retrieve the number of dimensions from an empty coordinate node, typically in a geospatial context. This could be due to an empty or null value in the geospatial data. To resolve this issue, ensure that all geospatial data is correctly formatted and non-null. You could also add validation checks to prevent empty or null values from being processed. Additionally, consider updating to the latest version of Elasticsearch as this could be a bug that has been fixed in newer versions.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” attempting to get number of dimensions on an empty coordinate node ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: node.

Log Context

Log “attempting to get number of dimensions on an empty coordinate node” class name is GeoJson.java. We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 return (coordinate == null && (children == null || children.isEmpty()));
 }  protected int numDimensions() {
 if (isEmpty()) {
 throw new ElasticsearchException("attempting to get number of dimensions on an empty coordinate node");
 }
 if (coordinate != null) {
 return coordinate.hasZ() ? 3 : 2;
 }
 return children.get(0).numDimensions();

 

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