Failed to find type parsed ” + mappingType + ” for ” + fullName + ” – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

March-22, 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 type parsed ” + mappingType + ” for ” + fullName + ” ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: index, mapping.

Log Context

Log “failed to find type parsed [” + mappingType + “] for [” + fullName + “]”classname  is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

if (dynamicTemplate.isRuntimeMapping()) {
 MappingParserContext parserContext = context.dynamicTemplateParserContext(dateFormatter);
 RuntimeField.Parser parser = parserContext.runtimeFieldParser(mappingType);
 String fullName = context.path().pathAsText(name);
 if (parser == null) {
 throw new MapperParsingException("failed to find type parsed [" + mappingType + "] for [" + fullName + "]");
 RuntimeField.Builder builder = parser.parse(fullName; mapping; parserContext);
 Runtime.createDynamicField(builder.createRuntimeField(parserContext); context);
 } else {
 Mapper.Builder builder = parseDynamicTemplateMapping(name; mappingType; mapping; dateFormatter; context);


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