Unknown context type” + type + ” – Elasticsearch Error How To Solve Related Issues

Unknown context type” + type + ” – Elasticsearch Error How To Solve Related Issues

Updated: July-20

Elasticsearch Version: 1.7-8.0

Before you begin reading this guide, we recommend you try running the Elasticsearch Error Check-Up  which can resolve issues causing many errors 


This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log “unknown context type” + type + “” to appear. It’s important to understand the issues related to the log, so to get started, read the general overview on common issues and tips related to the Elasticsearch concepts: search.

Advanced users might want to skip right to the common problems section in each concept or try running the Check-Up which analyses ES to discover the cause of many errors and provides suitable actionable recommendations (free tool that requires no installation). 

Log Context

Log”unknown context type[” + type + “]”classname  is ContextMappings.java
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

  case GEO:
  contextMapping = GeoContextMapping.load(name; contextConfig);
  throw new ElasticsearchParseException("unknown context type[" + type + "]");
  DocumentMapperParser.checkNoRemainingFields(name; contextConfig; indexVersionCreated);
  return contextMapping;

Related issues to this log

We have gathered selected Q&A from the community and issues from Github, that can help fix related issues please review the following for further information :

1 ElasticSearch – Error while querying AWS ElasticSearch Service – Unsupported Content-Type: text/html -views 572 

Elastic search Index creation via Highlevel Rest api fails? -views   36

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