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

Opster Team

August-23, Version: 6.8-8.9

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.

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) {


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