No field mapping can be found for the field with name – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

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August-23, Version: 6.8-8.9

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Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch tries to search or perform an operation on a field that doesn’t exist in the index mapping. This could be due to a typo in the field name or the field not being indexed. To resolve this issue, you can check the field name for typos, ensure the field is included in the index mapping, or reindex the data if the field was added after the initial indexing. If the field is not necessary, you can also modify the query to exclude it.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” No field mapping can be found for the field with name [{}] ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: mapping, index.

Log Context

Log “No field mapping can be found for the field with name [{}]” class name is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 LookupFieldValueFetcher(SearchExecutionContext context) {
 final MappedFieldType inputFieldType = context.getFieldType(inputField);
 // do not allow unmapped field
 if (inputFieldType == null) {
 throw new QueryShardException(context; "No field mapping can be found for the field with name [{}]"; inputField);
 this.inputFieldValueFetcher = inputFieldType.valueFetcher(context; null);
 }  @Override


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