Compile error – 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 Elasticsearch encounters an issue while compiling a script or a query. This could be due to syntax errors, incorrect field names, or unsupported operations in the script. To resolve this issue, you should first check the syntax of your script or query. Make sure all field names are correct and that you’re not using any unsupported operations. If the error persists, consider simplifying your script or query, or breaking it down into smaller parts to identify the problematic section.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” compile error ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: .

Log Context

Log “compile error” class name is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 pos = new ScriptException.Position(originalOffset; startOffset; endOffset);
 throw new ScriptException("compile error"; t; scriptStack; scriptSource; PainlessScriptEngine.NAME; pos);
 }  // very simple heuristic: +/- 25 chars. can be improved later.
 private int getPreviousStatement(int offset) {
 return Math.max(0; offset - 25);


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