Random_score seed must be an int; long or string; not ‘ – 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 ” random_score seed must be an int; long or string; not ‘ ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: long, 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 “random_score seed must be an int; long or string; not ‘”classname  is RandomScoreFunctionBuilder.java We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

if (parser.numberType() == XContentParser.NumberType.INT) {
 } else if (parser.numberType() == XContentParser.NumberType.LONG) {
 } else {
 throw new ParsingException(parser.getTokenLocation(); "random_score seed must be an int; long or string; not '"
 + token.toString() + "'");
 } else if (token == XContentParser.Token.VALUE_STRING) {
 } else {


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