Field is of type ; but only numeric types are supported. – Elasticsearch Error How To Solve Related Issues

Field is of type ; but only numeric types are supported. – Elasticsearch Error How To Solve Related Issues

Updated: July-20

Elasticsearch Version: 1.7-8.0

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log “field is of type ; but only numeric types are supported.” to appear. It’s important to understand the issues related to the log, so to get started, read the general overview on common issues and tips related to the Elasticsearch concepts: query, index.


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Log Context

Log”field [{}] is of type [{}]; but only numeric types are supported.”classname  is DecayFunctionBuilder.java
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

} else if (fieldType instanceof GeoPointFieldType) {
  return parseGeoVariable(parser; context; fieldType; mode);
  } else if (fieldType instanceof NumberFieldMapper.NumberFieldType) {
  return parseNumberVariable(parser; context; fieldType; mode);
  } else {
  throw new ParsingException(parser.getTokenLocation(); "field [{}] is of type [{}]; but only numeric types are supported.";
  fieldName; fieldType);
  }
  }
 
  private AbstractDistanceScoreFunction parseNumberVariable(XContentParser parser; QueryShardContext context;

 

Related issues to this log

We have gathered selected Q&A from the community and issues from Github, that can help fix related issues please review the following for further information :

1 Elastic Search : Expected numeric type on field -views 6,208 ,score 3

What are the advantages of mapping a field to a type in Elasticsearch? -views   545,score 2

 

 

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