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

Opster Team

July-20, Version: 1.7-8.0

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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 and index.

Log Context

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

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


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