Can t round a POINT – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

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August-23, Version: 8.6-8.9

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Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch tries to round a geographical point, which is not possible. This usually happens when you’re using a geo_point field in a date histogram aggregation or any other rounding operation. To resolve this issue, ensure that you’re using the correct field for your operations. If you’re dealing with geographical data, use geo aggregations like geo_bounds or geo_centroid. If you’re dealing with time data, use a date field in your date histogram aggregation.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” can’t round a [POINT] ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin, search, aggregations.

Log Context

Log “can’t round a [POINT]” class name is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 return org.elasticsearch.index.fielddata.FieldData.docsWithValue(pointValues);
 }  @Override
 public final Function roundingPreparer(AggregationContext context) {
 throw new AggregationExecutionException("can't round a [POINT]");
 }  /**
 * Return point values.


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