Geo point field type does not accept > 3 dimensions – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

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August-23, Version: 7.4-8.2

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Briefly, this error occurs when you try to index a geo_point field with more than 3 dimensions in Elasticsearch. The geo_point field type only supports two dimensions: latitude and longitude. To resolve this issue, ensure that your geo_point field only contains two dimensions. If you have additional data, consider storing it in separate fields. Also, check your data source to ensure it’s not providing more than two dimensions for your geo_point field.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” [geo_point] field type does not accept > 3 dimensions ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: .

Log Context

Log “[geo_point] field type does not accept > 3 dimensions” class name is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 if (coordinates.size() == 3) {
 GeoPoint.assertZValue(ignoreZValue; coordinates.get(2));
 if (coordinates.size() > 3) {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("[geo_point] field type does not accept > 3 dimensions");
 return point.reset(coordinates.get(1); coordinates.get(0));
 return point.reset(lat; lon);


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