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

Opster Team

August-23, Version: 7-7.15

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.

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 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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