QueryName query doesn t support multiple fields found – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

Opster Team

August-23, Version: 6.8-7.15

Briefly, this error occurs when an Elasticsearch query is trying to operate on multiple fields, but the query type used doesn’t support this. This is common with certain query types like “term”, “terms”, “range”, etc. To resolve this, you can either change your query to operate on a single field or switch to a query type that supports multiple fields, such as “multi_match” or “bool”. Alternatively, you can use a nested query if your data is structured in a way that supports it.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” [” + queryName + “] query doesn’t support multiple fields; found [ ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: index, query.

Log Context

Log “[” + queryName + “] query doesn’t support multiple fields; found [” class name is SpanNearQueryBuilder.java. We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 //copied from AbstractQueryBuilder
 protected static void throwParsingExceptionOnMultipleFields(String queryName; XContentLocation contentLocation;
 String processedFieldName; String currentFieldName) {
 if (processedFieldName != null) {
 throw new ParsingException(contentLocation; "[" + queryName + "] query doesn't support multiple fields; found ["
 + processedFieldName + "] and [" + currentFieldName + "]");


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