Unknown property: ” + fieldName + ” – Elasticsearch Error How To Solve Related Issues

Unknown property: ” + fieldName + ” – 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 property: ” + fieldName + “” 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: rest, plugin.

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 property: [” + fieldName + “]”classname  is RestGraphAction.java
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

if (FIELD_NAME_FIELD.match(fieldName; parser.getDeprecationHandler())) {
  } else if (MAX_DOCS_PER_VALUE_FIELD.match(fieldName; parser.getDeprecationHandler())) {
  } else {
  throw new ElasticsearchParseException("Unknown property: [" + fieldName + "]");
  } else {
  throw new ElasticsearchParseException("Unknown object property: [" + fieldName + "]");

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 Jackson with JSON: Unrecognized field, not marked as ignorable -views 774,765 ,score 684

How do i write a search query in elastic when the field name is unknown -views   405,score 1

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