+ fieldType.name() + is configured for points only but a – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

July-20, Version: 1.7-8.0

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” + fieldType.name() + is configured for points only but a ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: index.

Log Context

Log “[{” + fieldType.name() + “}] is configured for points only but a”classname  is LegacyGeoShapeIndexer.java We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

for (Shape s : shapes) {
 return fields;
 } else if (shape instanceof Point == false) {
 throw new MapperParsingException("[{" + fieldType.name() + "}] is configured for points only but a "
 + ((shape instanceof JtsGeometry) ? ((JtsGeometry)shape).getGeom().getGeometryType() : shape.getClass())
 + " was found");
 return Arrays.asList(fieldType.defaultPrefixTreeStrategy().createIndexableFields(shape));


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