QueryStringQueryBuilder NAME must be provided with a query – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

Opster Team

August-23, Version: 6.8-8.9

Before you dig into reading this guide, have you tried asking OpsGPT what this log means? You’ll receive a customized analysis of your log.

Try OpsGPT now for step-by-step guidance and tailored insights into your Elasticsearch operation.

Briefly, this error occurs when the QueryStringQueryBuilder in Elasticsearch does not receive a ‘query’ parameter. The ‘query’ parameter is essential as it defines the search criteria. To resolve this issue, ensure that you provide a ‘query’ parameter in your request. This could be a simple string or a more complex JSON object, depending on your search requirements. Also, check your syntax to ensure the ‘query’ parameter is correctly formatted and placed within your request.

For a complete solution to your to your search operation, try for free AutoOps for Elasticsearch & OpenSearch . With AutoOps and Opster’s proactive support, you don’t have to worry about your search operation – we take charge of it. Get improved performance & stability with less hardware.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” [” + QueryStringQueryBuilder.NAME + “] must be provided with a [query] ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: query, index.

Log Context

Log “[” + QueryStringQueryBuilder.NAME + “] must be provided with a [query]” class name is QueryStringQueryBuilder.java. We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 "[" + QueryStringQueryBuilder.NAME + "] unknown token [" + token + "] after [" + currentFieldName + "]"
 if (queryString == null) {
 throw new ParsingException(parser.getTokenLocation(); "[" + QueryStringQueryBuilder.NAME + "] must be provided with a [query]");
 }  QueryStringQueryBuilder queryStringQuery = new QueryStringQueryBuilder(queryString);
 if (fieldsAndWeights != null) {


How helpful was this guide?

We are sorry that this post was not useful for you!

Let us improve this post!

Tell us how we can improve this post?