Script score queries cannot be executed when – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

Opster Team

August-23, Version: 7.7-7.15

Briefly, this error occurs when ‘script score’ queries are attempted while ‘script.disable_dynamic’ is set to true. This setting disables the use of dynamic scripts in Elasticsearch, which are necessary for ‘script score’ queries. To resolve this issue, you can either set ‘script.disable_dynamic’ to false or use static scripts instead. However, be aware that enabling dynamic scripts can pose a security risk, so it’s recommended to use static scripts whenever possible.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” [script score] queries cannot be executed when ‘ ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: index, query.

Log Context

Log “[script score] queries cannot be executed when ‘” class name is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 }  @Override
 protected Query doToQuery(SearchExecutionContext context) throws IOException {
 if (context.allowExpensiveQueries() == false) {
 throw new ElasticsearchException("[script score] queries cannot be executed when '"
 + ALLOW_EXPENSIVE_QUERIES.getKey() + "' is set to false.");
 ScoreScript.Factory factory = context.compile(script; ScoreScript.CONTEXT);
 SearchLookup lookup = context.lookup();
 ScoreScript.LeafFactory scoreScriptFactory = factory.newFactory(script.getParams(); lookup);


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