SQL statement is too large; – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

SQL statement is too large; – 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 Error Check-Up which can resolve issues that cause many errors.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” SQL statement is too large; ” to appear. It’s important to understand the issues related to the log, so to get started, read the general overview on common issues and tips related to the Elasticsearch concepts: parser and plugin.

Advanced users might want to skip right to the common problems section in each concept or try running the Check-Up which analyses ES to pinpoint the cause of many errors and provides suitable actionable recommendations how to resolve them (free tool that requires no installation).

Log Context

Log”SQL statement is too large;”classname  is SqlParser.java We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

log.info("Parse tree {} " + tree.toStringTree());
  return visitor.apply(new AstBuilder(paramTokens; zoneId); tree);
  } catch (StackOverflowError e) {
  throw new ParsingException("SQL statement is too large; " +
  "causing stack overflow when generating the parsing tree: [{}]"; sql);
  private static void debug(SqlBaseParser parser) {


Run the Check-Up to get a customized report like this:

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