Geo-shape queries on PrefixTree geo shapes cannot be executed when – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

Opster Team

August-23, Version: 7.7-7.15

Briefly, this error occurs when you try to execute a geo-shape query on PrefixTree geo shapes while the ‘geo_shape’ field is disabled. This field is essential for executing geo-shape queries. To resolve this issue, you can enable the ‘geo_shape’ field in your Elasticsearch index settings. Alternatively, you can modify your query to avoid using geo-shape queries on PrefixTree geo shapes if the ‘geo_shape’ field is not necessary for your use case.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” [geo-shape] queries on [PrefixTree geo shapes] cannot be executed when ‘ ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: index, query.

Log Context

Log “[geo-shape] queries on [PrefixTree geo shapes] cannot be executed when ‘” class name is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 }  public Query geoShapeQuery(Geometry shape; String fieldName; SpatialStrategy strategy;
 ShapeRelation relation; SearchExecutionContext context) {
 if (context.allowExpensiveQueries() == false) {
 throw new ElasticsearchException("[geo-shape] queries on [PrefixTree geo shapes] cannot be executed when '"
 + ALLOW_EXPENSIVE_QUERIES.getKey() + "' is set to false.");
 }  SpatialStrategy spatialStrategy = shapeFieldType.strategy();
 if (strategy != null) {