Invalid grouping type – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

Opster Team

August-23, Version: 7.2-7.17

Briefly, this error occurs when an invalid type is used for grouping in Elasticsearch. This could be due to a typo, incorrect syntax, or using a type that Elasticsearch doesn’t recognize. To resolve this issue, you should first verify the type used for grouping is correct and supported by Elasticsearch. If the type is correct, check the syntax of your query to ensure it’s properly formatted. Lastly, ensure your Elasticsearch version supports the type you’re using, as some types are only available in newer versions.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” invalid grouping type: ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin.

Log Context

Log “invalid grouping type:” class name is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 groupSource = GeoTileGroupSource.fromXContent(parser; lenient);
 throw new ParsingException(parser.getTokenLocation(); "invalid grouping type: " + groupType);
 }  parser.nextToken();  groups.put(destinationFieldName; groupSource);


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