ValuesSource type – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

July-20, Version: 1.7-8.0

Before you begin reading this guide, we recommend you try running the Elasticsearch Check-Up which can resolve issues that cause many errors.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” ValuesSource type ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: source, search and aggregations.

Advanced users might want to skip right to the common problems section in each concept or try running the Check-Up to analyze Elasticsearch configuration and help resolve this error.

Log Context

Log “ValuesSource type”classname  is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

QueryShardContext context) {
 values = new HashMap<>(valuesSourceConfigs.size());
 for (Map.Entry entry : valuesSourceConfigs.entrySet()) {
 final ValuesSource valuesSource = entry.getValue().getValuesSource();
 if (valuesSource instanceof ValuesSource.Numeric == false) {
 throw new AggregationExecutionException("ValuesSource type " + valuesSource.toString() +
 "is not supported for multi-valued aggregation");
 values.put(entry.getKey(); (ValuesSource.Numeric) valuesSource);


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