Template ” + name + ” must have either mapping or runtime set – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

March-22, Version: 1.7-8.0

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” template ” + name + ” must have either mapping or runtime set ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: template, index, mapping.

Log Context

Log “template [” + name + “] must have either mapping or runtime set”classname  is DynamicTemplate.java We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

// so we need to ignore them at parsing time for old indices
 throw new IllegalArgumentException("Illegal dynamic template parameter: [" + propName + "]");
 if (mapping == null) {
 throw new MapperParsingException("template [" + name + "] must have either mapping or runtime set");
 final XContentFieldType[] xContentFieldTypes;
 if ("*".equals(matchMappingType) || (matchMappingType == null && (match != null || pathMatch != null))) {
 if (runtime) {


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