Unsupported aggregation type – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

Opster Team

August-23, Version: 7.11-7.13

Briefly, this error occurs when you try to use an aggregation type in Elasticsearch that is not supported or does not exist. This could be due to a typo in the aggregation name or using an aggregation that is not available in your Elasticsearch version. To resolve this issue, you should verify the aggregation type you’re using is correct and supported in your Elasticsearch version. If the error persists, consider upgrading your Elasticsearch version to one that supports the desired aggregation type.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Unsupported aggregation type [{}] ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin.

Log Context

Log “Unsupported aggregation type [{}]” class name is Pivot.java. We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 public void validateConfig(ActionListener listener) {
 for (AggregationBuilder agg : config.getAggregationConfig().getAggregatorFactories()) {
 if (TransformAggregations.isSupportedByTransform(agg.getType()) == false) {
 // todo: change to ValidationException
 new ElasticsearchStatusException("Unsupported aggregation type [{}]"; RestStatus.BAD_REQUEST; agg.getType())


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