Geo polygon unexpected token type token name – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

Opster Team

August-23, Version: 6.8-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch encounters an unexpected token type while processing a geo_polygon query. This could be due to incorrect query syntax or invalid data types. To resolve this issue, you should first verify the syntax of your geo_polygon query. Ensure that the points defining the polygon are correctly formatted and the right data types are used. If the error persists, check the data you’re querying. It might contain unexpected values or types that are causing the error.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” [geo_polygon] unexpected token type [” + + “] ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: query, index.

Log Context

Log “[geo_polygon] unexpected token type [” + + “]” class name is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 "[geo_polygon] query does not support [" + currentFieldName + "]"
 } else {
 throw new ParsingException(parser.getTokenLocation(); "[geo_polygon] unexpected token type [" + + "]");
 GeoPolygonQueryBuilder builder = new GeoPolygonQueryBuilder(fieldName; shell);
 if (validationMethod != null) {
 // if GeoValidationMethod was explicitly set ignore deprecated coerce and ignoreMalformed settings


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