Query relation not supported for Field fieldName – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

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August-23, Version: 7.16-8.9

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Briefly, this error occurs when you’re trying to perform a query operation that is not supported by the field type in Elasticsearch. For instance, you might be trying to perform a range query on a text field. To resolve this issue, you can either change the type of the field to support the query operation, or modify your query to suit the field type. Another solution could be to add a new field with the appropriate type and reindex your data.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” query relation not supported for Field [” + fieldName + “]. ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin, query, index.

Log Context

Log ” query relation not supported for Field [” + fieldName + “].” class name is ShapeQueryProcessor.java. We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 boolean hasDocValues
 ) {
 validateIsShapeFieldType(fieldName; context);
 // CONTAINS queries are not supported by VECTOR strategy for indices created before version 7.5.0 (Lucene 8.3.0);
 if (relation == ShapeRelation.CONTAINS && context.indexVersionCreated().before(IndexVersion.V_7_5_0)) {
 throw new QueryShardException(context; ShapeRelation.CONTAINS + " query relation not supported for Field [" + fieldName + "].");
 if (shape == null) {
 return new MatchNoDocsQuery();
 return getVectorQueryFromShape(shape; fieldName; relation; context; hasDocValues);


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