Field fieldName does not support ShapeType POINT 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 query on a field that doesn’t support ShapeType.POINT queries. This usually happens when the field is not mapped as a geo_shape or geo_point type. To resolve this issue, you can either change the query type to match the field’s mapping or reindex your data with the correct mapping. Another solution is to use a different field that supports ShapeType.POINT queries.

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

 }  @Override
 public Query visit(Point point) {
 // not currently supported
 throw new QueryShardException(context; "Field [" + fieldName + "] does not support " + ShapeType.POINT + " queries");
 }  @Override
 public Query visit(Polygon polygon) {
 org.apache.lucene.geo.XYPolygon lucenePolygon = ShapeUtils.toLuceneXYPolygon(polygon);


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