Unknown strategy ” + strategyName + ” – Elasticsearch Error How To Solve Related Issues

Unknown strategy ” + strategyName + ” – Elasticsearch Error How To Solve Related Issues

Updated: July-20

Elasticsearch Version: 1.7-8.0

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log “Unknown strategy ” + strategyName + “” 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: query, index.

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 strategy [” + strategyName + ” ]”classname  is GeoShapeQueryBuilder.java
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

return true;
  } else if (STRATEGY_FIELD.match(parser.currentName(); parser.getDeprecationHandler())) {
  String strategyName = parser.text();
  strategy = SpatialStrategy.fromString(strategyName);
  if (strategy == null) {
  throw new ParsingException(parser.getTokenLocation(); "Unknown strategy [" + strategyName + " ]");
  } else {
  this.strategy = strategy;
  return true;


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 No mapping found for field in order to sort on in ElasticSearch -views 66,917 ,score 115




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