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

Opster Team

July-20, Version: 1.7-8.0

Before you begin reading this guide, we recommend you try running the Elasticsearch Check-Up which can resolve issues that cause many errors.

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: index.

Advanced users might want to skip right to the common problems section in each concept or try running the Check-Up to analyze Elasticsearch configuration and help resolve this error.

Log Context

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

return true;
 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);
 "Field parameter [{}] is deprecated and will be removed in a future version."; fieldName);


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