Field ” + name + ” found an unsupported shape Line – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

March-22, Version: 1.7-8.0

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Field ” + name + ” found an unsupported shape Line ” 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 Line”classname  is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

public Void visit(org.elasticsearch.geometry.Line line) {
 if (line.isEmpty() == false) {
 if (relation == ShapeRelation.WITHIN) {
 // Line geometries and WITHIN relation is not supported by Lucene. Throw an error here
 // to have same behavior for runtime fields.
 throw new QueryShardException(context; "Field [" + name + "] found an unsupported shape Line");
 return null;


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