Invalid number of points in LinearRing (found – must be >= ) – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

July-20, Version: 1.7-8.0

Before you begin reading this guide, we recommend you try running the Elasticsearch Check-Up which can resolve issues that cause many errors.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” invalid number of points in LinearRing (found – must be >= ) ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: Node.

Advanced users might want to skip right to the common problems section in each concept or try running the Check-Up to analyze Elasticsearch configuration and help resolve this error.

Log Context

Log “invalid number of points in LinearRing (found [{}] – must be >= [{}])”classname  is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

throw new ElasticsearchParseException(error);
 int numValidPts = coerce ? 3 : 4;
 if (coordinates.children.size() < numValidPts) {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("invalid number of points in LinearRing (found [{}] - must be >= [{}])";
 coordinates.children.size(); numValidPts);
 // close linear ring iff coerce is set and ring is open; otherwise throw parse exception
 if (!coordinates.children.get(0).coordinate.equals(
 coordinates.children.get(coordinates.children.size() - 1).coordinate)) {


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