No type specified for property ” + multiFieldName + ” – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

July-20, Version: 1.7-8.0

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

Log Context

Log “no type specified for property [” + multiFieldName + “]”classname  is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

String type;
 Object typeNode = multiFieldNodes.get("type");
 if (typeNode != null) {
 type = typeNode.toString();
 } else {
 throw new MapperParsingException("no type specified for property [" + multiFieldName + "]");
 if (type.equals(ObjectMapper.CONTENT_TYPE)
 || type.equals(ObjectMapper.NESTED_CONTENT_TYPE)
 || type.equals(FieldAliasMapper.CONTENT_TYPE)) {
 throw new MapperParsingException("Type [" + type + "] cannot be used in multi field");


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