More_like_this requires ‘like’ to be specified – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

More_like_this requires ‘like’ to be specified – 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 ” more_like_this requires ‘like’ to be specified ” 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 and index.

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”more_like_this requires ‘like’ to be specified”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");
  }

 

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