Failed to find minimum_should_match field ” + minimumShouldMatchField + ” – Elasticsearch Error How To Solve Related Issues



Failed to find minimum_should_match field ” + minimumShouldMatchField + ” – Elasticsearch Error How To Solve Related Issues

Updated: July-20

Elasticsearch Version: 1.7-8.0

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log “failed to find minimum_should_match field ” + minimumShouldMatchField + “” 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.


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Log Context

Log”failed to find minimum_should_match field [” + minimumShouldMatchField + “]”classname  is TermsSetQueryBuilder.java
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

private LongValuesSource createValuesSource(QueryShardContext context) {
  LongValuesSource longValuesSource;
  if (minimumShouldMatchField != null) {
  MappedFieldType msmFieldType = context.fieldMapper(minimumShouldMatchField);
  if (msmFieldType == null) {
  throw new QueryShardException(context; "failed to find minimum_should_match field [" + minimumShouldMatchField + "]");
  }
 
  IndexNumericFieldData fieldData = context.getForField(msmFieldType);
  longValuesSource = new FieldValuesSource(fieldData);
  } else if (minimumShouldMatchScript != null) {

 

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 Minimum should match on filtered query -views 17,689 ,score 8

Using minimum_should_match in filtered elasticSearch query -views   12,893,score 5

 

 

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