The required field option is missing – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

Opster Team

August-23, Version: 7-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when a necessary field in the Elasticsearch request is not provided. This could be due to a typo, incorrect formatting, or simply forgetting to include the field. To resolve this issue, you should first identify the missing field by reviewing the error message and your request. Then, ensure that the field is correctly included in your request. If the problem persists, check the field’s data type and format to ensure they match the expected values. Lastly, ensure that your Elasticsearch version supports the field you’re trying to use.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” the required field option is missing ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugins.

Log Context

Log “the required field option is missing” class name is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 }  // now we should have field name; check and copy fields over to the suggestion builder we return
 if (fieldname == null) {
 throw new ParsingException(parser.getTokenLocation(); "the required field option is missing");
 CustomSuggestionBuilder builder = new CustomSuggestionBuilder(fieldname; suffix);
 if (analyzer != null) {


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