The path property must be specified for field ” + name + “. – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

July-20, Version: 1.7-8.0

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” The path 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: index.

Log Context

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

throws MapperParsingException {
 FieldAliasMapper.Builder builder = new FieldAliasMapper.Builder(name);
 Object pathField = node.remove(Names.PATH);
 String path = XContentMapValues.nodeStringValue(pathField; null);
 if (path == null) {
 throw new MapperParsingException("The [path] property must be specified for field [" + name + "].");
 return builder.path(path);


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