Field is supported for only – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

July-20, Version: 1.7-8.0

Before you begin reading this guide, we recommend you try running the Elasticsearch Check-Up which can resolve issues that cause many errors.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” field is supported for only ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: Node.

Advanced users might want to skip right to the common problems section in each concept or try running the Check-Up to analyze Elasticsearch configuration and help resolve this error.

Log Context

Log “field [{}] is supported for [{}] only”classname  is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

} else if (coordinateNode == null && GeoShapeType.GEOMETRYCOLLECTION != shapeType) {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("coordinates not included");
 } else if (geometryCollections == null && GeoShapeType.GEOMETRYCOLLECTION == shapeType) {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("geometries not included");
 } else if (radius != null && GeoShapeType.CIRCLE != shapeType) {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("field [{}] is supported for [{}] only"; CircleBuilder.FIELD_RADIUS;
 if (shapeType.equals(GeoShapeType.GEOMETRYCOLLECTION)) {
 return geometryCollections;


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