Wildcard intervals query – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

Opster Team

August-23, Version: 8.3-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when a wildcard character is used in an intervals query in Elasticsearch. Elasticsearch does not support wildcard characters in intervals queries. To resolve this issue, you can use a match or term query instead of an intervals query. Alternatively, you can use a regular expression (regex) in a regexp query to achieve similar functionality. Another option is to use the wildcard query, which supports wildcard characters, but it may have performance implications.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” wildcard intervals query ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: query, index.

Log Context

Log “wildcard intervals query” class name is PlaceHolderFieldMapper.java. We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 throw new QueryShardException(context; fail("fuzzy intervals query"));
 }  @Override
 public IntervalsSource wildcardIntervals(BytesRef pattern; SearchExecutionContext context) {
 throw new QueryShardException(context; fail("wildcard intervals query"));
 }  @Override
 public IndexFieldData.Builder fielddataBuilder(FieldDataContext fieldDataContext) {
 throw new IllegalArgumentException(fail("aggregation or sorts"));


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