Wrapper query has no query specified – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

Opster Team

August-23, Version: 6.8-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when an Elasticsearch wrapper query is executed without specifying a [query] field. The wrapper query is a way to use JSON string as the search request body. It requires a [query] field that contains the actual query to be executed. To resolve this issue, ensure that the [query] field is included in the wrapper query. Also, verify that the JSON string in the [query] field is correctly formatted and valid. If the error persists, check the Elasticsearch logs for more detailed information about the error.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” wrapper query has no [query] specified ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: query, index.

Log Context

Log “wrapper query has no [query] specified” class name is WrapperQueryBuilder.java. We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 byte[] source = parser.binaryValue();  parser.nextToken();  if (source == null) {
 throw new ParsingException(parser.getTokenLocation(); "wrapper query has no [query] specified");
 return new WrapperQueryBuilder(source);
 }  @Override


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