Invalid aggregator order path this The – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

Opster Team

August-23, Version: 7-7.6

Briefly, this error occurs when the path specified for sorting the results of an aggregation in Elasticsearch is incorrect. This could be due to a typo, incorrect field name, or the field not existing in the index. To resolve this issue, you can verify the field name and its existence in the index. Also, ensure the correct syntax and structure for the aggregation query. If the field is nested, you need to use the correct path to access it.

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

Log Context

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

 Aggregator aggregator = root;
 for (int i = 0; i < pathElements.size(); i++) {
 String name = pathElements.get(i).name;
 aggregator = ProfilingAggregator.unwrap(aggregator.subAggregator(name));
 if (aggregator == null) {
 throw new AggregationExecutionException("Invalid aggregator order path [" + this + "]. The " +
 "provided aggregation [" + name + "] either does not exist; or is a pipeline aggregation " +
 "and cannot be used to sort the buckets.");
 }  if (i < pathElements.size() - 1) {


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