Error executing script on field name – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

Opster Team

August-23, Version: 7.13-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch attempts to execute a script on a field, but encounters an issue, possibly due to incorrect syntax, non-existent field, or insufficient permissions. To resolve this, ensure the script syntax is correct and the field exists in your index. Also, check your Elasticsearch settings to ensure scripts are enabled and you have the necessary permissions to execute scripts. If the error persists, consider debugging your script to identify and fix any hidden issues.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Error executing script on field [” + name() + “] ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: index.

Log Context

Log “Error executing script on field [” + name() + “]” class name is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 indexScriptValues(searchLookup; readerContext; doc; documentParserContext);
 } catch (Exception e) {
 if (onScriptError == OnScriptError.CONTINUE) {
 } else {
 throw new DocumentParsingException(XContentLocation.UNKNOWN; "Error executing script on field [" + name() + "]"; e);
 }  /**


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