Expected: ” + RPAREN + ” but found: – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

July-20, Version: 1.7-8.0

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Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch encounters a syntax error in a query. The error message typically indicates that the query parser was expecting a closing parenthesis but found something else instead. To resolve this issue, you should check the query syntax and ensure that it is properly formed.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” expected: ” + RPAREN + ” but found: ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: Node.

Log Context

Log “expected: [{}]” + RPAREN + ” but found: [{}]”classname  is GeoWKTParser.java We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

if (isNumberNext(stream) || (isOpenParen = nextWord(stream).equals(LPAREN))) {
 coordinates.coordinate(parseCoordinate(stream; ignoreZValue; coerce));
 if (isOpenParen && nextCloser(stream).equals(RPAREN) == false) {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("expected: [{}]" + RPAREN + " but found: [{}]" + tokenString(stream); stream.lineno());
 while (nextCloserOrComma(stream).equals(COMMA)) {
 isOpenParen = false;
 if (isNumberNext(stream) || (isOpenParen = nextWord(stream).equals(LPAREN))) {


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