Field name found and unsupported shape LinearRing – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

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August-23, Version: 7.7-8.9

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Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch encounters a shape type that it doesn’t support, in this case, a LinearRing. Elasticsearch supports various shapes for geospatial data, but LinearRing is not one of them. To resolve this issue, you can convert the LinearRing to a supported shape type like Polygon or MultiPolygon. Alternatively, you can simplify your geospatial data to use points or lines if the specific shape isn’t necessary for your use case.

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

Log Context

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

 return null;
 }  @Override
 public Void visit(LinearRing ring) {
 throw new QueryShardException(context; "Field [" + name + "] found and unsupported shape LinearRing");
 }  @Override
 public Void visit(MultiLine multiLine) {
 for (Line line : multiLine) {


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