Expected a list of points but got a point – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

March-22, Version: 1.7-8.0

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” expected a list of points but got a point ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: .

Log Context

Log “expected a list of points but got a point”classname  is GeoJson.java We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

return coordinate;
 public MultiPoint asMultiPoint() {
 if (coordinate != null) {
 throw new ElasticsearchException("expected a list of points but got a point");
 List points = new ArrayList<>();
 for (CoordinateNode node : children) {


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