Point expected – 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 ” point expected ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin.

Log Context

Log “point expected”classname  is CartesianPoint.java We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

return point.reset(x; y);
 } else if(parser.currentToken() == XContentParser.Token.VALUE_STRING) {
 String val = parser.text();
 return point.resetFromString(val; ignoreZvalue);
 } else {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("point expected");
 public static CartesianPoint parsePoint(Object value; boolean ignoreZValue) throws ElasticsearchParseException {
 return parsePoint(value; new CartesianPoint(); ignoreZValue);


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