Template must have match; path_match or match_mapping_type set – Elasticsearch Error How To Solve Related Issues



Template must have match; path_match or match_mapping_type set – Elasticsearch Error How To Solve Related Issues

Updated: July-20

Elasticsearch Version: 1.7-8.0

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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. 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: template, index.


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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");
  }

Related issues to this log

We have gathered selected Q&A from the community and issues from Github, that can help fix related issues please review the following for further information :

1 Dynamic Mapping for Nested Type -views 11,794 ,score 13

Applying a dynamic template to multiple types – for managing tokens for sorting -views   5,078,score 5



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