Fields matching more than one point format found – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

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August-23, Version: 8.2-8.9

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Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch encounters multiple fields with the same name but different formats. This can happen when you’re indexing documents with the same field name but different data types or formats. To resolve this issue, ensure that all fields with the same name across all documents have the same data type and format. Alternatively, you can use different field names for different data types or formats. Also, consider using a mapping template to enforce consistent field types and formats across all documents.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” fields matching more than one point format found: {} ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: .

Log Context

Log “fields matching more than one point format found: {}” class name is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 var found = new ArrayList();
 if (geohash) found.add("geohash");
 if (xy) found.add(xField + "/" + yField);
 if (geojson) found.add("GeoJSON");
 if (found.size() > 1) {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("fields matching more than one point format found: {}"; found);
 } else if (geohash) {
 if (x || y || type || coordinates) {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException(fieldError());
 } else if (found.size() == 0) {


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