Invalid precision – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

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August-23, Version: 6.8-8.9

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Briefly, this error occurs when the precision of geohash in Elasticsearch is set to an invalid value. The precision of geohash should be between 1 and 12. If it’s set outside this range, Elasticsearch will throw this error. To resolve this issue, you can adjust the precision value to be within the valid range. Alternatively, you can remove the precision parameter if it’s not necessary for your use case.

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

Log Context

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

 if (precisionExpression != null) {
 try {
 precision = (Integer) SqlDataTypeConverter.convert(Foldables.valueOf(precisionExpression); DataTypes.INTEGER);
 } catch (Exception e) {
 throw new ParsingException(precisionExpression.source(); "invalid precision; " + e.getMessage());
 }  if (precision < 0 || precision > 9) {
 throw new ParsingException(


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