Failed to create query: – Elasticsearch Error How To Solve Related Issues

Failed to create query: – Elasticsearch Error How To Solve Related Issues

Updated: July-20

Elasticsearch 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 causing many errors 


This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log “failed to create query:” 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: query, index.

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”failed to create query: {}”classname  is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

QueryBuilder rewriteQuery = Rewriteable.rewrite(queryBuilder; this; true);
  return new ParsedQuery(filterOrQuery.apply(rewriteQuery); copyNamedQueries());
  } catch(QueryShardException | ParsingException e) {
  throw e;
  } catch(Exception e) {
  throw new QueryShardException(this; "failed to create query: {}"; e; e.getMessage());
  } finally {


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 Elasticsearch query_shard_exception failed to create query -views 8,416 

Multilevel Nested Query – RequestError Exception 400 – Failed to create query -views   3,504,score 2



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