Unrecognized enrich policy type – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

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August-23, Version: 7.5-8.9

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Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch encounters an enrich policy type that it doesn’t recognize. This usually happens when you’re trying to create or update an enrich policy with a type that is not supported. To resolve this issue, ensure that you’re using a valid enrich policy type. The valid types are ‘exact_match’ and ‘geo_match’. Check your policy configuration and correct the type if it’s incorrect. If you’re using a custom enrich policy type, ensure it’s properly registered and recognized by Elasticsearch.

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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 [{}]” class name is EnrichPolicyRunner.java. We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 if (typeAndFormat.format != null) {
 mapping.put("format"; typeAndFormat.format);
 yield mapping;
 default -> throw new ElasticsearchException("Unrecognized enrich policy type [{}]"; policy.getType());
 }  private XContentBuilder createEnrichMapping(List> sourceMappings) {
 Map> fieldMappings = new HashMap<>();


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