Could not parse inner query – Elasticsearch Error How To Solve Related Issues

Could not parse inner query – Elasticsearch Error How To Solve Related Issues

Updated: July-20

Elasticsearch Version: 1.7-8.0

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


This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log “Could not parse inner query” to appear. It’s important to understand the issues related to the log, so to get started, read the general overview on common issues and tips related to the Elasticsearch concepts: search, query.

Advanced users might want to skip right to the common problems section in each concept or try running the Check-Up which analyses ES to discover the cause of many errors and provides suitable actionable recommendations (free tool that requires no installation). 

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);


Related issues to this log

We have gathered selected Q&A from the community and issues from Github, that can help fix related issues please review the following for further information :

1 How do you convert an Elasticsearch JSON String Response, with an Aggregation, to an Elasticsearch SearchResponse Object -views 3,148 ,score 3

Does rescore support nested queries? -views   775,score 1



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