Phrase query – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

Opster Team

August-23, Version: 8.3-8.9

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Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is unable to parse a phrase query due to incorrect syntax or invalid field. Phrase queries are used to search for a specific sequence of words in a particular order. To resolve this issue, ensure that the field you’re querying exists and is searchable. Also, check your query syntax to ensure it’s correctly formatted. If you’re using a text analyzer, make sure it’s compatible with the field you’re querying. Lastly, ensure that the queried data is indexed properly.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” phrase 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 “phrase query” class name is PlaceHolderFieldMapper.java. We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 throw new QueryShardException(context; fail("regexp query"));
 }  @Override
 public Query phraseQuery(TokenStream stream; int slop; boolean enablePositionIncrements; SearchExecutionContext context) {
 throw new QueryShardException(context; fail("phrase query"));
 }  @Override
 public Query multiPhraseQuery(TokenStream stream; int slop; boolean enablePositionIncrements; SearchExecutionContext context) {
 throw new QueryShardException(context; fail("multi-phrase query"));

 

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