Precision needs to be between 0-9 received – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

Opster Team

August-23, Version: 6.8-7.15

Briefly, this error occurs when the precision value set in Elasticsearch is outside the acceptable range of 0-9. Precision is used in geohash grid aggregations to define the accuracy of the geohashes. To resolve this issue, you should check your Elasticsearch request and ensure that the precision value is within the acceptable range. If it’s not, adjust it accordingly. Also, ensure that the precision value is an integer, as decimal values are not accepted.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” precision needs to be between [0-9]; received [{}] ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin.

Log Context

Log “precision needs to be between [0-9]; received [{}]” class name is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 throw new ParsingException(precisionExpression.source(); "invalid precision; " + e.getMessage());
 }  if (precision < 0 || precision > 9) {
 throw new ParsingException(precisionExpression.source(); "precision needs to be between [0-9]; received [{}]";
 }  // remove the remainder
 nano = nano - nano % (int) Math.pow(10; (9 - precision));


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