Field missing – 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 missing ” 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 [{}] missing”classname  is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 } else if (numberFormatException != null) {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("[{}] and [{}] must be valid double values"; numberFormatException; LATITUDE;
 } else if (Double.isNaN(lat)) {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("field [{}] missing"; LATITUDE);
 } else if (Double.isNaN(lon)) {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("field [{}] missing"; LONGITUDE);
 } else {
 return point.reset(lat; lon);


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