+ queryName + query doesn’t support multiple fields; found – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

July-20, Version: 1.7-8.0

Before you begin reading this guide, we recommend you try running the Elasticsearch Check-Up which can resolve issues that cause many errors.

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: query and index.

Advanced users might want to skip right to the common problems section in each concept or try running the Check-Up to analyze Elasticsearch configuration and help resolve this error.

Log Context

Log “[” + queryName + “] query doesn’t support multiple fields; found [“classname  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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