Unrecognized enrich policy type – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

March-22, Version: 1.7-8.0

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Unrecognized enrich policy type ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin.

Log Context

Log “Unrecognized enrich policy type [{}]”classname  is EnrichPolicyRunner.java We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

} else if (EnrichPolicy.RANGE_TYPE.equals(enrichPolicy.getType())) {
 return createRangeEnrichMappingBuilder(enrichPolicy; mappings);
 } else if (EnrichPolicy.GEO_MATCH_TYPE.equals(enrichPolicy.getType())) {
 return createEnrichMappingBuilder((builder) -> builder.field("type"; "geo_shape"));
 } else {
 throw new ElasticsearchException("Unrecognized enrich policy type [{}]"; enrichPolicy.getType());
 private XContentBuilder createRangeEnrichMappingBuilder(EnrichPolicy enrichPolicy; List> mappings) {
 String matchFieldPath = "properties." + enrichPolicy.getMatchField().replace("."; ".properties.");


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