Failed to create query: – 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 Check-Up which can resolve issues that cause many errors.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” failed to create query: ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: query and index.

Advanced users might want to skip right to the common problems section in each concept or try running the Check-Up to analyze Elasticsearch configuration and help resolve this error.

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 {


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