Dis max requires queries field with at least one clause – 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 the ‘dis_max’ query is used in Elasticsearch without providing at least one clause in the ‘queries’ field. The ‘dis_max’ query is used to generate results from multiple queries and returns the best result. To resolve this issue, ensure that you provide at least one query in the ‘queries’ field when using the ‘dis_max’ query. If you don’t have any specific queries to provide, consider using a different type of query that doesn’t require the ‘queries’ field.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” [dis_max] requires ‘queries’ field with at least one clause ” 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] requires ‘queries’ field with at least one clause” class name is DisMaxQueryBuilder.java. We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 }  if (queriesFound == false) {
 throw new ParsingException(parser.getTokenLocation(); "[dis_max] requires 'queries' field with at least one clause");
 }  DisMaxQueryBuilder disMaxQuery = new DisMaxQueryBuilder();


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