Geo point field type does not accept more than 3 values – How to solve this OpenSearch exception

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Aug-23, Version: 2.4-2.9

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Briefly, this error occurs when you try to input more than three values into a geo-point field type in OpenSearch. Geo-point fields are designed to store geographical locations and typically only accept two values: latitude and longitude. A third value for altitude is sometimes accepted, but any more than this will cause an error. To resolve this issue, ensure that you are only inputting the correct number of values into your geo-point fields. If you need to store additional information, consider using a different field type or adding additional fields.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” [geo_point] field type does not accept more than 3 values ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following OpenSearch concepts: .

Log Context

Log “[geo_point] field type does not accept more than 3 values” class name is We extracted the following from OpenSearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 } else if (element == 2) {
 y = parser.doubleValue();
 } else if (element == 3) {
 GeoPoint.assertZValue(ignoreZValue; parser.doubleValue());
 } else {
 throw new OpenSearchParseException("[geo_point] field type does not accept more than 3 values");
 }  if (element < 2) {
 throw new OpenSearchParseException("[geo_point] field type should have at least two dimensions");


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