Exception creating query on Field fieldName – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

Opster Team

August-23, Version: 8.3-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch fails to create a query on a specified field. This could be due to a non-existent field, incorrect field name, or a data type mismatch. To resolve this, ensure the field exists in your index and the field name is spelled correctly. Also, check the data type of the field and ensure it matches with the query. If the field is analyzed, use the keyword to avoid analysis during the query.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Exception creating query on Field [” + fieldName + “] ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: query, index.

Log Context

Log “Exception creating query on Field [” + fieldName + “] ” class name is GeoShapeQueryable.java. We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 default Query geoShapeQuery(SearchExecutionContext context; String fieldName; ShapeRelation relation; Geometry shape) {
 final LatLonGeometry[] luceneGeometries;
 try {
 luceneGeometries = toQuantizeLuceneGeometry(shape; relation);
 } catch (IllegalArgumentException e) {
 throw new QueryShardException(context; "Exception creating query on Field [" + fieldName + "] " + e.getMessage(); e);
 if (luceneGeometries.length == 0) {
 return new MatchNoDocsQuery();
 return geoShapeQuery(context; fieldName; relation; luceneGeometries);