Binary field ” + name() + ” cannot be indexed – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

July-20, Version: 1.7-8.0

Before you begin reading this guide, we recommend you try running the Elasticsearch Check-Up which can resolve issues that cause many errors.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Binary field ” + name() + ” cannot be indexed ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: index.

Advanced users might want to skip right to the common problems section in each concept or try running the Check-Up to analyze Elasticsearch configuration and help resolve this error.

Log Context

Log “Binary field [” + name() + “] cannot be indexed”classname  is BinaryFieldMapper.java We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

} 
 @Override
 public Builder index(boolean index) {
 if (index) {
 throw new MapperParsingException("Binary field [" + name() + "] cannot be indexed");
 }
 return builder;
 }
 }

 

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