Invalid aggregation order path ” + path + “. – Elasticsearch Error How To Solve Related Issues

Invalid aggregation order path ” + path + “. – Elasticsearch Error How To Solve Related Issues

Updated: July-20

Elasticsearch Version: 1.7-8.0

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log “Invalid aggregation order path ” + path + “.” to appear. It’s important to understand the issues related to the log, so to get started, read the general overview on common issues and tips related to the Elasticsearch concepts: search, aggregations.

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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() {

Related issues to this log

We have gathered selected Q&A from the community and issues from Github, that can help fix related issues please review the following for further information :

1 ElasticSearch – Ordering aggregation by nested aggregation on nested field -views 1,939 ,score 2

ElasticSearch Error: Invalid term-aggregator order path [_key]. Unknown aggregation [_key] while performing aggregation from Java -views   214

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