Dis max query does not support currentFieldName – 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 an unsupported field is used in a [dis_max] query in Elasticsearch. The [dis_max] query is used to generate a single score by executing multiple queries, and it only supports specific fields. The error indicates that the field [” + currentFieldName + “] is not one of them. To resolve this issue, you should review the Elasticsearch documentation to understand the fields supported by [dis_max] query. Then, modify your query to only include those supported fields. Alternatively, consider using a different type of query that supports the field you’re trying to use.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” [dis_max] query does not support [” + currentFieldName + “] ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: query, index.

Log Context

Log “[dis_max] query does not support [” + currentFieldName + “]” class name is DisMaxQueryBuilder.java. We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 } else if (token == XContentParser.Token.START_OBJECT) {
 if (QUERIES_FIELD.match(currentFieldName; parser.getDeprecationHandler())) {
 queriesFound = true;
 } else {
 throw new ParsingException(parser.getTokenLocation(); "[dis_max] query does not support [" + currentFieldName + "]");
 } else if (token == XContentParser.Token.START_ARRAY) {
 if (QUERIES_FIELD.match(currentFieldName; parser.getDeprecationHandler())) {
 queriesFound = true;
 while (token != XContentParser.Token.END_ARRAY) {


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