Single coordinate found when expecting an array of – 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 ” single coordinate found when expecting an array of ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: Node.

Log Context

Log “single coordinate found when expecting an array of”classname  is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 CoordinateNode validate(CoordinateNode coordinates; boolean coerce) {
 if (coordinates.children == null || coordinates.children.isEmpty()) {
 if (coordinates.coordinate != null) {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("single coordinate found when expecting an array of " +
 "coordinates. change type to point or change data to an array of >0 coordinates");
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("no data provided for multipoint object when expecting " +
 ">0 points (e.g.; [[lat; lng]] or [[lat; lng]; ...])");
 } else {


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