Span_or clauses must be of type span query – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

July-20, Version: 1.7-8.0

Before you begin reading this guide, we recommend you try running the Elasticsearch Check-Up which can resolve issues that cause many errors.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” span_or clauses must be of type span query ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: query and index.

Advanced users might want to skip right to the common problems section in each concept or try running the Check-Up to analyze Elasticsearch configuration and help resolve this error.

Log Context

Log “span_or [clauses] must be of type span query”classname  is SpanOrQueryBuilder.java We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

} else if (token == XContentParser.Token.START_ARRAY) {
 if (CLAUSES_FIELD.match(currentFieldName; parser.getDeprecationHandler())) {
 while ((token = parser.nextToken()) != XContentParser.Token.END_ARRAY) {
 QueryBuilder query = parseInnerQueryBuilder(parser);
 if (query instanceof SpanQueryBuilder == false) {
 throw new ParsingException(parser.getTokenLocation(); "span_or [clauses] must be of type span query");
 }
 final SpanQueryBuilder clause = (SpanQueryBuilder) query;
 checkNoBoost(NAME; currentFieldName; parser; clause);
 clauses.add(clause);
 }

 

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