Failed to parse query Invalid grid name name – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

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August-23, Version: 8.3-8.9

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Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch attempts to parse a geohash grid aggregation query with an invalid grid name. The grid name specified in the query does not match any of the predefined grid types. To resolve this issue, ensure that the grid name in your query is one of the valid options: ‘geohash’, ‘geotile’, or ‘plus_code’. Also, check for any typographical errors in the grid name. If the error persists, consider reindexing your data to ensure the geospatial fields are correctly mapped.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” failed to parse [{}] query. Invalid grid name [” + name + “] ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin, query, index.

Log Context

Log “failed to parse [{}] query. Invalid grid name [” + name + “]” class name is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 } else if (GEOTILE.getName().equals(name)) {
 return GEOTILE;
 } else if (GEOHASH.getName().equals(name)) {
 return GEOHASH;
 } else {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("failed to parse [{}] query. Invalid grid name [" + name + "]"; NAME);
 }  }


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