The dims property must be specified for field ” + name + “. – 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 ” The dims property must be specified for field ” + name + “. ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin.

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 “The [dims] property must be specified for field [” + name + “].”classname  is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 public Mapper.Builder parse(String name; Map node; ParserContext parserContext) throws MapperParsingException {
 DenseVectorFieldMapper.Builder builder = new DenseVectorFieldMapper.Builder(name);
 Object dimsField = node.remove("dims");
 if (dimsField == null) {
 throw new MapperParsingException("The [dims] property must be specified for field [" + name + "].");
 int dims = XContentMapValues.nodeIntegerValue(dimsField);
 return builder.dims(dims);


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