Field must be either or – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

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August-23, Version: 6.8-8.1

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Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch encounters a field that doesn’t match the expected data types or formats. This could be due to incorrect mapping or data input. To resolve this, you can check the mapping of your index to ensure it matches the data you’re trying to input. If the mapping is correct, check the data you’re trying to index to ensure it’s in the correct format. If neither of these work, you may need to reindex your data with the correct mapping and data format.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” field must be either [{}]; [{}] or [{}] ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: .

Log Context

Log “field must be either [{}]; [{}] or [{}]” class name is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 geohash = subParser.text();
 } else {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("geohash must be a string");
 } else {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("field must be either [{}]; [{}] or [{}]"; LATITUDE; LONGITUDE; GEOHASH);
 } else {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("token [{}] not allowed"; subParser.currentToken());


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