Point expected – Elasticsearch Error How To Solve Related Issues

Point expected – Elasticsearch Error How To Solve Related Issues

Opster Team

July-20, Version: 1.7-8.0


Before you read this guide, we recommend you run the Elasticsearch Error Check-Up which detects issues in ES causing log errors (free tool that requires no installation). 

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log “point expected” to appear. It’s important to understand the issues related to the log, so to get started, read the general overview on common issues and tips related to the Elasticsearch concepts: plugin.

Advanced users might want to skip right to the common problems section in each concept or try running the Check-Up which analyses ES to discover the cause of many errors and provides suitable actionable recommendations how to resolve them (join over 700 users who use this free tool).

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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