Command does not support field – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

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August-23, Version: 6.8-8.9

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Briefly, this error occurs when you’re trying to use a command on a field that doesn’t support it. This could be due to a mismatch between the command and the field type. To resolve this issue, you can either change the command to one that is compatible with the field type, or modify the field type to match the command. Additionally, ensure that the field exists in your index and that there are no typos in your command or field name.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” [{}] command does not support field [{}] ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: routing, allocation, cluster.

Log Context

Log “[{}] command does not support field [{}]” class name is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 } else if ("from_node".equals(currentFieldName) || "fromNode".equals(currentFieldName)) {
 fromNode = parser.text();
 } else if ("to_node".equals(currentFieldName) || "toNode".equals(currentFieldName)) {
 toNode = parser.text();
 } else {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("[{}] command does not support field [{}]"; NAME; currentFieldName);
 } else {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("[{}] command does not support complex json tokens [{}]"; NAME; token);


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