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

Opster Team

August-23, Version: 8.6-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch tries to round a shape field, which is not possible. This could be due to incorrect mapping or a wrong query. To resolve this, ensure that the field you’re trying to round is of a numeric data type, not a shape. If it’s a query issue, revise your query to ensure you’re not trying to round a shape field. If it’s a mapping issue, you may need to reindex your data with the correct mapping.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” can’t round a [shape] ” 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 [shape]” class name is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 };  @Override
 protected Function roundingPreparer(AggregationContext context) {
 throw new AggregationExecutionException("can't round a [shape]");
 }  public static class Fielddata extends CartesianShapeValuesSource {  protected final IndexShapeFieldData indexFieldData;


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