Script must be provided with a script filter – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

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August-23, Version: 6.8-8.9

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Briefly, this error occurs when a script filter is used in a query without providing the required script. The script filter is used to filter documents in the index based on the result of a script. The error indicates that the script is missing in the filter. To resolve this issue, you need to provide a valid script in the script filter. Make sure the script is correctly formatted and does not contain any syntax errors. Also, ensure that the scripting language used is enabled and supported by your Elasticsearch version.

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

Log Context

Log “script must be provided with a [script] filter” class name is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 }  if (script == null) {
 throw new ParsingException(parser.getTokenLocation(); "script must be provided with a [script] filter");
 }  return new ScriptQueryBuilder(script).boost(boost).queryName(queryName);


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