Type name provided does not match type name within mapping definition – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

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August-23, Version: 6.8-7.17

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Briefly, this error occurs when the type name specified in the Elasticsearch request does not match the type name defined in the mapping. This could be due to a typo or incorrect usage of type names. To resolve this issue, you can either correct the type name in your request to match the one in the mapping or update the mapping to reflect the correct type name. Also, ensure that the type name is correctly spelled and case-sensitive.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Type name provided does not match type name within mapping definition. ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: metadata, mapping, cluster.

Log Context

Log “Type name provided does not match type name within mapping definition.” class name is MetadataMappingService.java. We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 if (mappingType == null) {
 mappingType = newMapping.type();
 } else if (mappingType.equals(newMapping.type()) == false
 && (isMappingSourceTyped(request.type(); mappingUpdateSource)
 || mapperService.resolveDocumentType(mappingType).equals(newMapping.type()) == false)) {
 throw new InvalidTypeNameException("Type name provided does not match type name within mapping definition.");
 assert mappingType != null;  if (MapperService.DEFAULT_MAPPING.equals(mappingType) == false


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