Failed to parse query bounding box not provided – 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 a bounding box parameter is not provided in a geospatial query in OpenSearch. The bounding box is essential to define the geographical area for the search. To resolve this issue, ensure that you provide a valid bounding box parameter in your query. This typically includes four coordinates: the top-left longitude and latitude, and the bottom-right longitude and latitude. Also, check your syntax to ensure it’s correct. If you’re using a client library, ensure it’s updated and supports geospatial queries.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” failed to parse [{}] query. bounding box not provided ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following OpenSearch concepts: index, query.

Log Context

Log “failed to parse [{}] query. bounding box not provided” class name is We extracted the following from OpenSearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 }  if (bbox == null) {
 throw new OpenSearchParseException("failed to parse [{}] query. bounding box not provided"; NAME);
 }  GeoBoundingBoxQueryBuilder builder = new GeoBoundingBoxQueryBuilder(fieldName);
 builder.setCorners(bbox.topLeft(); bbox.bottomRight());


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