Geo point supports only POINT among WKT primitives but found – How to solve this OpenSearch exception

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Aug-23, Version: 1.2-2.9

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Briefly, this error occurs when you try to index a document with a geo_point field using a Well-Known Text (WKT) primitive other than POINT. OpenSearch only supports POINT for geo_point fields. To resolve this issue, you can either change the WKT primitive to POINT if it’s applicable, or consider using a geo_shape field type which supports various shapes like polygon, linestring etc. Also, ensure that your coordinates are correctly formatted and in the right order (longitude, latitude) for geo_point fields.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” [geo_point] supports only POINT among WKT primitives; ” + “but found ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following OpenSearch concepts: .

Log Context

Log “[geo_point] supports only POINT among WKT primitives; ” + “but found ” class name is We extracted the following from OpenSearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 geometry = new WellKnownText(false; new GeographyValidator(ignoreZValue)).fromWKT(value);
 } catch (Exception e) {
 throw new OpenSearchParseException("Invalid WKT format"; e);
 if (geometry.type() != ShapeType.POINT) {
 throw new OpenSearchParseException("[geo_point] supports only POINT among WKT primitives; " + "but found " + geometry.type());
 Point point = (Point) geometry;
 return reset(point.getY(); point.getX());


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