The field name cannot have indexOptions = – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

Opster Team

August-23, Version: 7.9-7.1

Briefly, this error occurs when a field in Elasticsearch is configured with an invalid ‘indexOptions’ value. The ‘indexOptions’ setting controls how much information is stored in the index for a particular field. The valid options are ‘docs’, ‘freqs’, ‘positions’, and ‘offsets’. If you set an invalid value, you will encounter this error. To resolve this issue, you should check your mapping configuration and ensure that the ‘indexOptions’ value for the problematic field is set to one of the valid options.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” The field [” + name + “] cannot have indexOptions = ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin, index.

Log Context

Log “The field [” + name + “] cannot have indexOptions = ” class name is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 }  @Override
 public Builder indexOptions(IndexOptions indexOptions) {
 if (indexOptions != IndexOptions.DOCS) {
 throw new MapperParsingException("The field [" + name + "] cannot have indexOptions = " + indexOptions);
 return this;
 }  @Override