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

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August-23, Version: 7-7.15

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Briefly, this error occurs when you’re trying to use a field in a way that is not supported by its data type in Elasticsearch. For example, you might be trying to perform a text operation on a numeric field. To resolve this issue, you can either change the operation to match the field’s data type or reindex your data with a different mapping that supports the operation you want to perform. Additionally, ensure that the field exists in your index and that there are no typos in the field name.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Field [” + fieldName + “] does not support ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin, index, query.

Log Context

Log “Field [” + fieldName + “] does not support ” class name is ShapeQueryPointProcessor.java. 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

 

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