Invalid value – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

Opster Team

August-23, Version: 7.8-7.15

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch encounters an invalid value for a specific field during indexing or querying. This could be due to a mismatch in data types, incorrect date formats, or a value that exceeds the allowed range. To resolve this, ensure that the data type of the value matches the mapping defined in the index. If it’s a date field, check the date format. If it’s a numeric field, make sure the value is within the allowed range. Also, consider using a script to validate data before indexing.

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

Log Context

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

 final double x;
 final double y;
 try {
 x = Double.parseDouble(vals[0].trim());
 if (Double.isFinite(x) == false) {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("invalid [{}] value [{}]; " +
 "must be between -3.4028234663852886E38 and 3.4028234663852886E38";
 } catch (NumberFormatException ex) {


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