Expected ” + EMPTY + ” or – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

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Expected ” + EMPTY + ” or – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

July-20, Version: 1.7-8.0

Before you begin reading this guide, we recommend you try running the Elasticsearch Error Check-Up which can resolve issues that cause many errors.

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: Node.

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 pinpoint the cause of many errors and provides suitable actionable recommendations how to resolve them (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)) {


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