No handler for type ” + type + ” declared on field ” + multiFieldName + ” – 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 Check-Up which can resolve issues that cause many errors.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” no handler for type ” + type + ” declared on field ” + multiFieldName + ” ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: handler and index.

Advanced users might want to skip right to the common problems section in each concept or try running the Check-Up to analyze Elasticsearch configuration and help resolve this error.

Log Context

Log “no handler for type [” + type + “] declared on field [” + multiFieldName + “]”classname  is TypeParsers.java We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

throw new MapperParsingException("Type [" + type + "] cannot be used in multi field");
 } 
 Mapper.TypeParser typeParser = parserContext.typeParser(type);
 if (typeParser == null) {
 throw new MapperParsingException("no handler for type [" + type + "] declared on field [" + multiFieldName + "]");
 }
 builder.addMultiField(typeParser.parse(multiFieldName; multiFieldNodes; parserContext));
 multiFieldNodes.remove("type");
 DocumentMapperParser.checkNoRemainingFields(propName; multiFieldNodes; parserContext.indexVersionCreated());
 }

 

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