Illegal field ” + multiFieldName + “; only fields can be specified inside fields – Elasticsearch Error How To Solve Related Issues



Illegal field ” + multiFieldName + “; only fields can be specified inside fields – Elasticsearch Error How To Solve Related Issues

Updated: July-20

Elasticsearch Version: 1.7-8.0

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Log Context

Log”illegal field [” + multiFieldName + “]; only fields can be specified inside fields”classname  is TypeParsers.java
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

if (multiFieldName.contains(".")) {
  throw new MapperParsingException("Field name [" + multiFieldName + "] which is a multi field of [" + name + "] cannot" +
  " contain '.'");
  }
  if (!(multiFieldEntry.getValue() instanceof Map)) {
  throw new MapperParsingException("illegal field [" + multiFieldName + "]; only fields can be specified inside fields");
  }
  Map multiFieldNodes = (Map) multiFieldEntry.getValue();
 
  String type;
  Object typeNode = multiFieldNodes.get("type");

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