Span or 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_or] query in Elasticsearch. The [span_or] query only supports “clauses” field. If you use any other field, it will throw this error. To resolve this issue, you should review your query and ensure that only supported fields are used. If you’re using a field that isn’t supported, you should remove it or replace it with a supported one. Also, ensure that your query syntax is correct and follows the Elasticsearch guidelines.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” [span_or] 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_or] query does not support [” + currentFieldName + “]” class name is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 final SpanQueryBuilder clause = (SpanQueryBuilder) query;
 checkNoBoost(NAME; currentFieldName; parser; clause);
 } else {
 throw new ParsingException(parser.getTokenLocation(); "[span_or] query does not support [" + currentFieldName + "]");
 } else {
 if (AbstractQueryBuilder.BOOST_FIELD.match(currentFieldName; parser.getDeprecationHandler())) {
 boost = parser.floatValue();
 } else if (AbstractQueryBuilder.NAME_FIELD.match(currentFieldName; parser.getDeprecationHandler())) {


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