Binary fields do not support searching – 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 fields do not support searching ” 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 fields do not support searching”classname  is BinaryFieldMapper.java We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

}
 } 
 @Override
 public Query termQuery(Object value; QueryShardContext context) {
 throw new QueryShardException(context; "Binary fields do not support searching");
 }
 } 
 protected BinaryFieldMapper(String simpleName; FieldType fieldType; MappedFieldType mappedFieldType;
 MultiFields multiFields; CopyTo copyTo) {

 

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