Failed to find geo_point field ” + fieldName + ” – Elasticsearch Error How To Solve Related Issues



Failed to find geo_point field ” + fieldName + ” – 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 find geo_point field ” + fieldName + “” 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 find geo_point field [” + fieldName + “]”classname  is GeoDistanceQueryBuilder.java We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

MappedFieldType fieldType = shardContext.fieldMapper(fieldName);
  if (fieldType == null) {
  if (ignoreUnmapped) {
  return new MatchNoDocsQuery();
  } else {
  throw new QueryShardException(shardContext; "failed to find geo_point field [" + fieldName + "]");
  }
  }
 
  if (!(fieldType instanceof GeoPointFieldType)) {
  throw new QueryShardException(shardContext; "field [" + fieldName + "] is not a geo_point field");







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