Could not parse inner query – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

July-20, Version: 1.7-8.0

Before you begin reading this guide, we recommend you try running the Elasticsearch Check-Up which can resolve issues that cause many errors.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Could not parse inner query ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: search and query.

Advanced users might want to skip right to the common problems section in each concept or try running the Check-Up to analyze Elasticsearch configuration and help resolve this error.

Log Context

Log “Could not parse inner query”classname  is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

static {
 QUERY_RESCORE_PARSER.declareObject(InnerBuilder::setQueryBuilder; (p; c) -> {
 try {
 return parseInnerQueryBuilder(p);
 } catch (IOException e) {
 throw new ParsingException(p.getTokenLocation(); "Could not parse inner query"; e);
 QUERY_RESCORE_PARSER.declareFloat(InnerBuilder::setQueryWeight; QUERY_WEIGHT_FIELD);
 QUERY_RESCORE_PARSER.declareFloat(InnerBuilder::setRescoreQueryWeight; RESCORE_QUERY_WEIGHT_FIELD);
 QUERY_RESCORE_PARSER.declareString((struct; value) -> struct.setScoreMode(QueryRescoreMode.fromString(value)); SCORE_MODE_FIELD);


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