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

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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. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: parser, query and index.

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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