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

Opster Team

August-23, Version: 7.16-8.9

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.

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) {