Failed to find geo_point field ” + fieldName + ” – 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 find geo_point field ” + fieldName + ” ” 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 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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