Invalid source type: – Elasticsearch Error How To Solve Related Issues

Invalid source type: – Elasticsearch Error How To Solve Related Issues

Updated: July-20

Elasticsearch Version: 1.7-8.0

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


This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log “invalid source type:” 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: source, search, aggregations.

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 source type:”classname  is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

  case GeoTileGridValuesSourceBuilder.TYPE:
  builder = GeoTileGridValuesSourceBuilder.parse(name; parser);
  throw new ParsingException(parser.getTokenLocation(); "invalid source type: " + type);
  return builder;

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 intellij idea – Error: java: invalid source release 1.9 -views 123,298 ,score 127

400 error on simple count aggregation in elasticsearch -views   430,score 3

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