Fuzzy query – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

Opster Team

August-23, Version: 8.3-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is unable to process a fuzzy query due to incorrect syntax or invalid parameters. Fuzzy queries are used to find documents that are approximately equal to a given value. To resolve this issue, ensure that the fuzzy query is correctly formatted and all parameters are valid. Check the field you’re querying exists and is of the correct type. Also, ensure that the fuzziness parameter is correctly set, as it determines the maximum edit distance allowed for matching.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” fuzzy query ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: query, index.

Log Context

Log “fuzzy query” class name is PlaceHolderFieldMapper.java. We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 int maxExpansions;
 boolean transpositions;
 SearchExecutionContext context;
 @Nullable MultiTermQuery.RewriteMethod rewriteMethod
 ) {
 throw new QueryShardException(context; fail("fuzzy query"));
 }  @Override
 public Query prefixQuery(
 String value;


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