Invalid aggregation order path ” + path + “. – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

July-20, Version: 1.7-8.0

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Briefly, this error occurs when the aggregation order path specified in the query is invalid. Elasticsearch requires the aggregation order path to be a valid path to a field that can be used for sorting. To resolve the issue, the aggregation order path needs to be corrected to a valid path to a sortable field.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Invalid aggregation order path ” + path + “. ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: search and aggregations.

Log Context

Log “Invalid aggregation order path [” + path + “].”classname  is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

public Comparator partiallyBuiltBucketComparator(ToLongFunction ordinalReader; Aggregator aggregator) {
 try {
 BucketComparator bucketComparator = path.bucketComparator(aggregator; order);
 return (lhs; rhs) ->; ordinalReader.applyAsLong(rhs));
 } catch (IllegalArgumentException e) {
 throw new AggregationExecutionException("Invalid aggregation order path [" + path + "]. " + e.getMessage(); e);
 public Comparator comparator() {


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