Failed to find type parsed mappingType for name – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

Opster Team

August-23, Version: 6.8-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch fails to find a specified mapping type for a given field. This could be due to a typo in the mapping type or the mapping type not being defined in the index. To resolve this issue, you can check the mapping type for typos or incorrect syntax. If the mapping type is correct, ensure that it is defined in the index. If it’s not, you will need to define it. Also, consider updating your Elasticsearch version if it’s outdated, as some mapping types are deprecated in newer versions.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” failed to find type parsed [” + mappingType + “] for [” + name + “] ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: mapping, index.

Log Context

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

 DocumentParserContext context
 ) {
 MappingParserContext parserContext = context.dynamicTemplateParserContext(dateFormatter);
 Mapper.TypeParser typeParser = parserContext.typeParser(mappingType);
 if (typeParser == null) {
 throw new MapperParsingException("failed to find type parsed [" + mappingType + "] for [" + name + "]");
 return typeParser.parse(name; mapping; parserContext);
 }  /**


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