More_like_this requires ‘fields’ to be non-empty – Elasticsearch Error How To Solve Related Issues



More_like_this requires ‘fields’ to be non-empty – 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 “more_like_this requires ‘fields’ to be non-empty” 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: query, index.


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Log Context

Log”more_like_this requires ‘fields’ to be non-empty”classname  is MoreLikeThisQueryBuilder.java
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

if (likeTexts.isEmpty() && likeItems.isEmpty()) {
  throw new ParsingException(parser.getTokenLocation(); "more_like_this requires 'like' to be specified");
  }
  if (fields != null && fields.isEmpty()) {
  throw new ParsingException(parser.getTokenLocation(); "more_like_this requires 'fields' to be non-empty");
  }
 
  String[] fieldsArray = fields == null ? null : fields.toArray(new String[fields.size()]);
  String[] likeTextsArray = likeTexts.isEmpty() ? null : likeTexts.toArray(new String[likeTexts.size()]);
  String[] unlikeTextsArray = unlikeTexts.isEmpty() ? null : unlikeTexts.toArray(new String[unlikeTexts.size()]);

 

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 Create Elasticsearch curl query for not null and not empty("") -views 88,277 ,score 68

Find documents with empty string value on elasticsearch -views   54,552,score 29

 

 

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