Missing ” + paramName + ” in context mapping – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

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Missing ” + paramName + ” in context mapping – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

July-20, Version: 1.7-8.0

Before you begin reading this guide, we recommend you try running the Elasticsearch Error Check-Up which can resolve issues that cause many errors.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” missing ” + paramName + ” in context mapping ” 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: search and mapping.

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 pinpoint the cause of many errors and provides suitable actionable recommendations how to resolve them (free tool that requires no installation).

Log Context

Log”missing [” + paramName + “] in context mapping”classname  is ContextMappings.java We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

  private static String extractRequiredValue(Map contextConfig; String paramName) {
  final Object paramValue = contextConfig.get(paramName);
  if (paramValue == null) {
  throw new ElasticsearchParseException("missing [" + paramName + "] in context mapping");
  return paramValue.toString();


Run the Check-Up to get a customized report like this:

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