Could not parse field as address – 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 is unable to interpret the provided field as an address. This could be due to incorrect formatting, missing information, or the field not being designed to hold address data. To resolve this issue, ensure that the field is correctly formatted as an address, all necessary information is included, and that the field is designed to hold address data. If the field is not meant to hold an address, check your code for any mistakes that might be causing Elasticsearch to interpret it as such.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” could not parse [” + field + “] as address ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin.

Log Context

Log “could not parse [” + field + “] as address” class name is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 throw new ElasticsearchParseException(msg);
 try {
 return name != null ? new Email.Address(email; name) : new Email.Address(email);
 } catch (AddressException ae) {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("could not parse [" + field + "] as address"; ae);
 }  }
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException(
 "could not parse [{}] as address. address must either be a string (RFC822 encoded) or "


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