NAME query does not support – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

Opster Team

August-23, Version: 6.8-7.15

Briefly, this error occurs when you’re trying to use a query type or parameter that is not supported by the Elasticsearch version you’re using. It could be due to a typo, a deprecated feature, or a feature not yet introduced in your current version. To resolve this, first, check for typos in your query. If there are none, verify if the feature is supported in your Elasticsearch version. If it’s deprecated, find the alternative. If it’s not yet introduced, consider upgrading your Elasticsearch version.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” [” + NAME + “] query does not support [ ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: index, query.

Log Context

Log “[” + NAME + “] query does not support [” class name is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 currentFieldName = parser.currentName();
 } else if (token == XContentParser.Token.START_ARRAY) {
 if (TERMS_FIELD.match(currentFieldName; parser.getDeprecationHandler())) {
 values = TermsQueryBuilder.parseValues(parser);
 } else {
 throw new ParsingException(parser.getTokenLocation(); "[" + NAME + "] query does not support ["
 + currentFieldName + "]");
 } else if (token == XContentParser.Token.START_OBJECT) {
 if (MINIMUM_SHOULD_MATCH_SCRIPT.match(currentFieldName; parser.getDeprecationHandler())) {
 minimumShouldMatchScript = Script.parse(parser);


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