Key is set but type is dependency – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

Opster Team

August-23, Version: 7.6-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when there is a mismatch between the expected data type and the actual data type of a field in Elasticsearch. This could be due to incorrect mapping or incorrect data input. To resolve this issue, you can either modify the mapping to match the data type of the field or change the data input to match the expected data type. Additionally, ensure that the data type is supported by Elasticsearch and is appropriate for the kind of data you are storing.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” [” + key + “] is set but type is [” + dependency + “] ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin.

Log Context

Log “[” + key + “] is set but type is [” + dependency + “]” class name is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 }  @Override
 public void validate(final String key; final Object value; final Object dependency) {
 if (TYPE.equals(dependency) == false) {
 throw new SettingsException("[" + key + "] is set but type is [" + dependency + "]");
 };  /**