No text specified for text query – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

Opster Team

August-23, Version: 6.8-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when an Elasticsearch text query is executed without specifying any text to search for. This usually happens due to a programming error where the text parameter is left empty or null. To resolve this issue, ensure that the text parameter in your query is not empty or null. Check your code to make sure you are passing the correct values. If you’re using a dynamic value, ensure it’s properly assigned before the query is executed.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” No text specified for text query ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: query, index.

Log Context

Log “No text specified for text query” class name is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 value = parser.objectText();
 }  if (value == null) {
 throw new ParsingException(parser.getTokenLocation(); "No text specified for text query");
 }  MatchQueryBuilder matchQuery = new MatchQueryBuilder(fieldName; value);


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