Invalid source type: – 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 source type: ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: source, search and aggregations.

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;


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