Unrecognized option ; expecting – 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 option ; expecting ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin, parser.

Log Context

Log “Unrecognized option [{}]; expecting [{}]”classname  is LogicalPlanBuilder.java We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

// check runs
 Token key = sequenceTermCtx.key;
 if (key != null) {
 String k = key.getText();
 if (RUNS.equals(k) == false) {
 throw new ParsingException(source(key); "Unrecognized option [{}]; expecting [{}]"; k; RUNS);
 int runs = 1;
 NumberContext numberCtx = sequenceTermCtx.number();


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