Geo context must be an object or string – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

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August-23, Version: 6.8-8.9

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Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is trying to process a geolocation context that is not in the correct format. Elasticsearch expects geolocation data to be either a string or an object. If the data is in any other format, it will throw this error. To resolve this issue, you can check the format of your geolocation data before sending it to Elasticsearch. Ensure that it is either a string or an object. If it’s not, you need to convert it to one of these formats before sending it to Elasticsearch.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” geo context must be an object or string ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: search.

Log Context

Log “geo context must be an object or string” class name is GeoQueryContext.java. We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 if (token == XContentParser.Token.START_OBJECT) {
 GEO_CONTEXT_PARSER.parse(parser; builder; null);
 } else if (token == XContentParser.Token.VALUE_STRING) {
 builder.setGeoPoint(GeoPoint.fromGeohash(parser.text()));
 } else {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("geo context must be an object or string");
 }
 return builder.build();
 }  @Override

 

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