Field ” + fieldName + ” is not a geo_point field – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

July-20, Version: 1.7-8.0

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” field ” + fieldName + ” is not a geo_point field ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: query and index.

Log Context

Log “field [” + fieldName + “] is not a geo_point field”classname  is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

throw new QueryShardException(shardContext; "failed to find geo_point field [" + fieldName + "]");
 if (!(fieldType instanceof GeoPointFieldType)) {
 throw new QueryShardException(shardContext; "field [" + fieldName + "] is not a geo_point field");
 QueryValidationException exception = checkLatLon();
 if (exception != null) {
 throw new QueryShardException(shardContext; "couldn't validate latitude/ longitude values"; exception);


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