Can t round a GEO POINT – How to solve this OpenSearch exception

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Aug-23, Version: 1-2.9

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Briefly, this error occurs when there’s an attempt to round a GEO POINT field in OpenSearch. GEO POINT fields store geographical locations and cannot be rounded like numerical fields. To resolve this, you should avoid applying rounding functions to GEO POINT fields. Instead, use appropriate geographical functions designed for handling such data. If you need to manipulate GEO POINT data, consider extracting the latitude and longitude values as separate numerical fields, which can then be rounded if necessary.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” can’t round a [GEO_POINT] ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following OpenSearch concepts: aggregations, search.

Log Context

Log “can’t round a [GEO_POINT]” class name is We extracted the following from OpenSearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 return org.opensearch.index.fielddata.FieldData.docsWithValue(geoPoints);
 }  @Override
 public final Function roundingPreparer(IndexReader reader) throws IOException {
 throw new AggregationExecutionException("can't round a [GEO_POINT]");
 }  public abstract MultiGeoPointValues geoPointValues(LeafReaderContext context);  /**


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