Missing field name in graph vertices definition – Elasticsearch Error How To Solve Related Issues

Missing field name in graph vertices definition – Elasticsearch Error How To Solve Related Issues

Updated: July-20

Elasticsearch Version: 1.7-8.0

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log “Missing field name in graph vertices definition” 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: rest, plugin.

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”Missing field name in graph vertices definition”classname  is RestGraphAction.java
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

throw new ElasticsearchParseException("Unknown numeric property: [" + fieldName + "]");
  if (field == null) {
  throw new ElasticsearchParseException("Missing field name in graph vertices definition"; token.name());
  VertexRequest vr = currentHop.addVertexRequest(field);
  if (includes != null) {
  for (TermBoost tb : includes.values()) {
  vr.addInclude(tb.getTerm(); tb.getBoost());


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 Eclipse error: indirectly referenced from required .class files? -views 416,513 ,score 184

Max retries exceeded with URL in requests -views   351,725,score 149



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