Invalid value for – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

Opster Team

August-23, Version: 7.2-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when an invalid or inappropriate value is provided for a specific field or parameter in Elasticsearch. This could be due to a mismatch in data types, a value outside the allowed range, or a value that doesn’t match the expected format. To resolve this issue, you should first identify the field or parameter causing the error. Then, verify the expected data type, format, or range for this field in the Elasticsearch documentation. Finally, correct the value in your request or data source to match these expectations.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Invalid value for ” 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 for” class name is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 final ResponseType responseType;
 try {
 responseType = ResponseType.parse(require(config; RP_RESPONSE_TYPE));
 } catch (ParseException e) {
 // This should never happen as it's already validated in the settings
 throw new SettingsException("Invalid value for " + RP_RESPONSE_TYPE.getKey(); e);
 }  final Scope requestedScope = new Scope(config.getSetting(RP_REQUESTED_SCOPES).toArray(Strings.EMPTY_ARRAY));
 if (requestedScope.contains("openid") == false) {


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