The _source field is not searchable – 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 _source field is not searchable ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: 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 _source field is not searchable”classname  is SourceFieldMapper.java We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

return CONTENT_TYPE;
 } 
 @Override
 public Query existsQuery(QueryShardContext context) {
 throw new QueryShardException(context; "The _source field is not searchable");
 } 
 @Override
 public Query termQuery(Object value; QueryShardContext context) {
 throw new QueryShardException(context; "The _source field is not searchable");

 

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