Boosting query requires ‘negative’ query to be set’ – 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 ” boosting query requires ‘negative’ query to be set’ ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: query and 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 “[boosting] query requires ‘negative’ query to be set'”classname  is BoostingQueryBuilder.java We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

if (!positiveQueryFound) {
 throw new ParsingException(parser.getTokenLocation(); "[boosting] query requires 'positive' query to be set'");
 }
 if (!negativeQueryFound) {
 throw new ParsingException(parser.getTokenLocation(); "[boosting] query requires 'negative' query to be set'");
 }
 if (negativeBoost < 0) {
 throw new ParsingException(parser.getTokenLocation();
 "[boosting] query requires 'negative_boost' to be set to be a positive value'");
 }

 

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