Template must have match; path_match or match_mapping_type set – 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 ” template must have match; path_match or match_mapping_type set ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: template 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 “template must have match; path_match or match_mapping_type set”classname  is DynamicTemplate.java We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

throw new IllegalArgumentException("Illegal dynamic template parameter: [" + propName + "]");
 }
 } 
 if (match == null && pathMatch == null && matchMappingType == null) {
 throw new MapperParsingException("template must have match; path_match or match_mapping_type set " + conf.toString());
 }
 if (mapping == null) {
 throw new MapperParsingException("template must have mapping set");
 }

 

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