Type – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

Opster Team

August-23, Version: 6.8-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch encounters an issue with the data type of a field. This could be due to a mismatch between the expected and actual data type, or an unsupported data type. To resolve this, ensure that the data type of the field matches the mapping defined in the index. If the field is not yet defined in the index, add a mapping for it. Alternatively, you can change the data type of the field in your data source to match the expected data type in Elasticsearch.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” type ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin.

Log Context

Log “type” class name is WatchRecord.java. We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 Params delegatingParams = new DelegatingMapParams(STACK_TRACE_ENABLED_PARAMS; params);
 elasticsearchException.toXContent(builder; delegatingParams);
 } else {
 .field("type"; ElasticsearchException.getExceptionName(exception))
 .field("reason"; exception.getMessage())