Error parsing wildcard field fuzzy string searchTerm – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

Opster Team

August-23, Version: 7.9-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch attempts to parse a wildcard field with a fuzzy string and fails. This could be due to incorrect syntax or an unsupported operation. To resolve this issue, ensure that the fuzzy string is correctly formatted and that the operation is supported by Elasticsearch. If the error persists, consider using a different type of query or adjusting the fuzziness parameter. Also, ensure that the field you’re querying supports wildcard and fuzzy queries.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Error parsing wildcard field fuzzy string [” + searchTerm + “] ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin, search.

Log Context

Log “Error parsing wildcard field fuzzy string [” + searchTerm + “]” class name is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 return new BinaryDvConfirmedAutomatonQuery(new MatchAllDocsQuery(); name(); searchTerm; fq.getAutomata().automaton);
 }  return new BinaryDvConfirmedAutomatonQuery(ngramQ; name(); searchTerm; fq.getAutomata().automaton);
 } catch (IOException ioe) {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("Error parsing wildcard field fuzzy string [" + searchTerm + "]");
 }  @Override
 public String typeName() {


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