Dis_max requires ‘queries’ field with at least one clause – 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 ” 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 and index.

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 “[dis_max] requires ‘queries’ field with at least one clause”classname  is DisMaxQueryBuilder.java We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

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


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