Field name found an unsupported shape geometry type – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

Opster Team

August-23, Version: 7.11-7.11

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch encounters a geometry type that it doesn’t support in the field specified. Elasticsearch supports specific shapes like point, linestring, polygon, etc. for geo_shape data type. If you’re using an unsupported shape, this error will occur. To resolve this, ensure that the geometry type you’re using is supported by Elasticsearch. If it’s not, you may need to convert it to a supported type or use a different field type that can handle the unsupported shape.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Field [” + name + “] found an unsupported shape [” + geometry.type() + “] ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: .

Log Context

Log “Field [” + name + “] found an unsupported shape [” + geometry.type() + “]” class name is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 return null;
 }  private void checkSupported(Geometry geometry) {
 if (unsupportedGeometries.contains(geometry.getClass())) {
 throw new QueryShardException(context; "Field [" + name + "] found an unsupported shape [" + geometry.type() + "]");
 return geometries.toArray(new LatLonGeometry[geometries.size()]);


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