Term query – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

Opster Team

August-23, Version: 8.3-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when a term query is incorrectly formatted or the field specified in the query does not exist in the Elasticsearch index. The term query is used for exact value searches. To resolve this issue, ensure that the field you’re querying exists in the index and is not analyzed. Also, check the syntax of your query to ensure it’s correct. If the field is analyzed, consider using a match query instead.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” term query ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: query, index.

Log Context

Log “term query” class name is PlaceHolderFieldMapper.java. We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 return type;
 }  @Override
 public Query termQuery(Object value; SearchExecutionContext context) {
 throw new QueryShardException(context; fail("term query"));
 }  @Override
 public Query termQueryCaseInsensitive(Object value; @Nullable SearchExecutionContext context) {
 throw new QueryShardException(context; fail("case insensitive term query"));


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