Field parameter is not supported for field type – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

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August-23, Version: 6.8-8.9

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Briefly, this error occurs when you’re trying to use a field parameter that is not compatible with the specified field type in Elasticsearch. For instance, using a text parameter on a date field. To resolve this, ensure that the field parameter you’re using is supported by the field type. You can do this by checking the Elasticsearch documentation for the correct parameters for each field type. Alternatively, you might need to change the field type to match the parameter you’re trying to use.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Field parameter [{}] is not supported for [{}] field type ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: .

Log Context

Log “Field parameter [{}] is not supported for [{}] field type” class name is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 public static class DeprecatedParameters {  private static void checkPrefixTreeSupport(String fieldName) {
 if (ShapesAvailability.JTS_AVAILABLE == false || ShapesAvailability.SPATIAL4J_AVAILABLE == false) {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("Field parameter [{}] is not supported for [{}] field type"; fieldName; CONTENT_TYPE);
 }  }


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