+ SimpleQueryStringBuilder.NAME + query text missing – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

July-20, Version: 1.7-8.0

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” + SimpleQueryStringBuilder.NAME + query text missing ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: query and index.

Log Context

Log “[” + SimpleQueryStringBuilder.NAME + “] query text missing”classname  is SimpleQueryStringBuilder.java We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 // Query text is required
 if (queryBody == null) {
 throw new ParsingException(parser.getTokenLocation(); "[" + SimpleQueryStringBuilder.NAME + "] query text missing");
 SimpleQueryStringBuilder qb = new SimpleQueryStringBuilder(queryBody);
 if (fieldsAndWeights != null) {


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