Unknown shape operation ” + parser.text() + ” – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

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Unknown shape operation ” + parser.text() + ” – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

July-20, Version: 1.7-8.0

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Unknown shape operation ” + parser.text() + ” ” 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: parser, query and index.

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Log Context

Log”Unknown shape operation [” + parser.text() + ” ]”classname  is AbstractGeometryQueryBuilder.java We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

currentFieldName = parser.currentName();
  token = parser.nextToken();
  if (RELATION_FIELD.match(currentFieldName; parser.getDeprecationHandler())) {
  params.relation = ShapeRelation.getRelationByName(parser.text());
  if (params.relation == null) {
  throw new ParsingException(parser.getTokenLocation(); "Unknown shape operation [" + parser.text() + " ]");
  } else if (params.parseXContentField(parser)) {
  } else if (INDEXED_SHAPE_FIELD.match(currentFieldName; parser.getDeprecationHandler())) {
  while ((token = parser.nextToken()) != XContentParser.Token.END_OBJECT) {


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