The include_in_parent parameter can’t be updated on a nested object mapping – 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 include_in_parent parameter can’t be updated on a nested object mapping ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: mapping and index.

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 [include_in_parent] parameter can’t be updated on a nested object mapping”classname  is ObjectMapper.java We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

if (mergeWith.includeInRoot.explicit()) {
 includeInRoot = mergeWith.includeInRoot;
 }
 } else {
 if (includeInParent.value() != mergeWith.includeInParent.value()) {
 throw new MapperException("the [include_in_parent] parameter can't be updated on a nested object mapping");
 }
 if (includeInRoot.value() != mergeWith.includeInRoot.value()) {
 throw new MapperException("the [include_in_root] parameter can't be updated on a nested object mapping");
 }
 }

 

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