Invalid precision; – Elasticsearch Error How To Solve Related Issues

Invalid precision; – 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 precision;” 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: plugin.

Advanced users might want to skip right to the common problems section in each concept or try running the Check-Up which analyses ES to discover the cause of many errors and provides suitable actionable recommendations (free tool that requires no installation). 

Log Context

Log”invalid precision;”classname  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  9) {
  throw new ParsingException(precisionExpression.source(); "precision needs to be between [0-9]; received [{}]";

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 float/double field type precision -views 1,254 

How to set precision for adDecimal parameter to avoid "invalid precision" error? -views   1,217,score 1

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