Field fieldName does not support ShapeType MULTIPOINT 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 try to execute a multipoint query on a field that doesn’t support this type of query in Elasticsearch. This usually happens when the field is not mapped as a geo_shape datatype. To resolve this issue, you can either change the query type to one that is supported by the field’s datatype or reindex your data with the correct mapping, setting the field as a geo_shape datatype. Also, ensure that the version of Elasticsearch you are using supports multipoint queries.

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

 throw new QueryShardException(context; "Field [" + fieldName + "] does not support " + ShapeType.MULTILINESTRING + " queries");
 }  @Override
 public Query visit(MultiPoint multiPoint) {
 throw new QueryShardException(context; "Field [" + fieldName + "] does not support " + ShapeType.MULTIPOINT + " queries");
 }  @Override
 public Query visit(MultiPolygon multiPolygon) {
 org.apache.lucene.geo.XYPolygon[] lucenePolygons = new org.apache.lucene.geo.XYPolygon[multiPolygon.size()];


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