Failed to parse bounding box field name expected but found – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

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August-23, Version: 6.8-8.9

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Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is unable to parse the bounding box due to incorrect or missing field names. This usually happens when the field names are not properly defined in the query. To resolve this issue, you should ensure that the field names are correctly specified in the bounding box query. Also, check the syntax of your query to ensure it’s correct. If the field names are dynamic, ensure they exist and are correctly mapped in the index.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” failed to parse bounding box. field name expected but [{}] found ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: .

Log Context

Log “failed to parse bounding box. field name expected but [{}] found” class name is BoundingBox.java. We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 } else {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("failed to parse bounding box. unexpected field [{}]"; currentFieldName);
 }
 }
 } else {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("failed to parse bounding box. field name expected but [{}] found"; token);
 }
 }
 if (envelope != null) {
 if (Double.isNaN(top) == false
 || Double.isNaN(bottom) == false

 

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