+ CONTENT_TYPE + field do not support searching; – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

July-20, Version: 1.7-8.0

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” + CONTENT_TYPE + field do not support searching; ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin.

Log Context

Log “[” + CONTENT_TYPE + “] field do not support searching;”classname  is HistogramFieldMapper.java We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 public Query termQuery(Object value; QueryShardContext context) {
 throw new QueryShardException(context; "[" + CONTENT_TYPE + "] field do not support searching; " +
 "use dedicated aggregations instead: ["
 + name() + "]");


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