FieldType name is configured for points only but a – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

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August-23, Version: 6.8-7.15

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Briefly, this error occurs when a field in Elasticsearch is configured to accept only point data types, but a different data type is being attempted to be indexed. This mismatch between the expected and actual data type causes the error. To resolve this issue, you can either change the data type of the field in the Elasticsearch index to match the incoming data, or transform the incoming data to match the expected point data type before indexing. Additionally, ensure that the mapping is correctly defined for the field in the index.

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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 ” class name is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 for (Shape s : shapes) {
 } 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");


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