Field fieldName does not support ShapeType LINESTRING queries – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

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August-23, Version: 7.16-8.9

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Briefly, this error occurs when you’re trying to perform a query using the ShapeType.LINESTRING on a field that doesn’t support this type of query in Elasticsearch. This could be due to the field not being mapped correctly as a geo_shape datatype. To resolve this issue, you can either change the query type to one that is supported by the field or re-map the field to the geo_shape datatype, which supports ShapeType.LINESTRING queries. Always ensure that the field mapping aligns with the type of queries you intend to perform.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Field [” + fieldName + “] does not support ” + ShapeType.LINESTRING + ” queries ” 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 “Field [” + fieldName + “] does not support ” + ShapeType.LINESTRING + ” queries” class name is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 }  @Override
 public Query visit(org.elasticsearch.geometry.Line line) {
 throw new QueryShardException(context; "Field [" + fieldName + "] does not support " + ShapeType.LINESTRING + " queries");
 }  @Override
 // don't think this is called directly
 public Query visit(LinearRing ring) {


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