No parameter named and type ARRAY – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

Opster Team

August-23, Version: 6.8-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch encounters a request with an array parameter that it doesn’t recognize. This could be due to a typo in the parameter name, or the parameter might not be supported in the current version of Elasticsearch. To resolve this issue, you should first verify the parameter name and ensure it’s spelled correctly. If the spelling is correct, check the Elasticsearch documentation for your version to see if the parameter is supported. If it’s not, you may need to update your Elasticsearch version or find an alternative way to achieve your goal.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” no parameter named [{}] and type ARRAY ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: .

Log Context

Log “no parameter named [{}] and type ARRAY” class name is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 throw new IllegalArgumentException("ids array element should only contain ids");
 } else {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("no parameter named [{}] and type ARRAY"; currentFieldName);
 } else if (token == XContentParser.Token.START_OBJECT && currentFieldName != null) {
 if ("parameters".equals(currentFieldName)) {
 TermVectorsRequest.parseRequest(template; parser; parser.getRestApiVersion());
 } else {


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