Invalid query ” given; expected but found – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

July-20, Version: 1.7-8.0

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Invalid query ” given; expected but found ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: parser, query and plugin.

Log Context

Log “Invalid query ‘{}'[{}] given; expected {} but found {}”classname  is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

Object result = ctx.accept(this);
 if (type.isInstance(result)) {
 return (T) result;
 throw new ParsingException(source(ctx); "Invalid query '{}'[{}] given; expected {} but found {}";
 ctx.getText(); ctx.getClass().getSimpleName();
 type.getSimpleName(); (result != null ? result.getClass().getSimpleName() : "null"));
 protected LogicalPlan plan(ParseTree ctx) {


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