Expected ” + EMPTY + ” or – Elasticsearch Error How To Solve Related Issues

Expected ” + EMPTY + ” or – Elasticsearch Error How To Solve Related Issues

Updated: July-20

Elasticsearch Version: 1.7-8.0

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log “expected ” + EMPTY + ” or” to appear. It’s important to understand the issues related to the log, so to get started, read the general overview on common issues and tips related to the Elasticsearch concepts: .

Advanced users might want to skip right to the common problems section in each concept or try running the Check-Up which analyses ES to discover the cause of many errors and provides suitable actionable recommendations (free tool that requires no installation). 

Log Context

Log”expected ” + EMPTY + ” or”classname  is GeoWKTParser.java
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

private static String nextEmptyOrOpen(StreamTokenizer stream) throws IOException; ElasticsearchParseException {
  final String next = nextWord(stream);
  if (next.equals(EMPTY) || next.equals(LPAREN)) {
  return next;
  throw new ElasticsearchParseException("expected " + EMPTY + " or " + LPAREN
  + " but found: " + tokenString(stream); stream.lineno());
  private static String nextCloser(StreamTokenizer stream) throws IOException; ElasticsearchParseException {
  if (nextWord(stream).equals(RPAREN)) {


Related issues to this log

We have gathered selected Q&A from the community and issues from Github, that can help fix related issues please review the following for further information :

1 Find empty strings in elasticsearch -views 10,631 ,score 5

How to substitute all empty/blank values by "Others" in Elasticsearch? -views   1,268,score 1



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