Span multi query does not support currentFieldName – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

Opster Team

August-23, Version: 6.8-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when an unsupported field is used in a [span_multi] query in Elasticsearch. The [span_multi] query only supports the “match” field. If you use any other field, it will throw this error. To resolve this issue, ensure that you are only using the “match” field in your [span_multi] query. If you need to use other fields, consider restructuring your query or using a different type of query that supports the fields you need.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” [span_multi] query does not support [” + currentFieldName + “] ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: query, index.

Log Context

Log “[span_multi] query does not support [” + currentFieldName + “]” class name is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 "[span_multi] [" + MATCH_FIELD.getPreferredName() + "] must be of type multi term query"
 subQuery = (MultiTermQueryBuilder) query;
 } else {
 throw new ParsingException(parser.getTokenLocation(); "[span_multi] query does not support [" + currentFieldName + "]");
 } else if (token.isValue()) {
 if (AbstractQueryBuilder.NAME_FIELD.match(currentFieldName; parser.getDeprecationHandler())) {
 queryName = parser.text();
 } else if (AbstractQueryBuilder.BOOST_FIELD.match(currentFieldName; parser.getDeprecationHandler())) {


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