Numeric value expected – 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 ” numeric value expected ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: Node.

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 “numeric value expected”classname  is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

GeoPoint.assertZValue(ignoreZValue; subParser.doubleValue());
 } else {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("[geo_point] field type does not accept > 3 dimensions");
 } else {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("numeric value expected");
 return point.reset(lat; lon);
 } else if(parser.currentToken() == Token.VALUE_STRING) {


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