Invalid number of points 0 provided when expecting a single coordinate lat lng – 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 the OpenSearch engine expects a single coordinate for latitude and longitude but receives none. This could be due to incorrect data input or a bug in the code. To resolve this issue, ensure that the correct data is being inputted. Check the data source for any inconsistencies or errors. Additionally, review the code to ensure that it is correctly formatted and is able to process the data correctly. If the error persists, consider seeking assistance from a professional or a community forum.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” invalid number of points (0) provided when expecting a single coordinate ([lat; lng]) ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following OpenSearch concepts: .

Log Context

Log “invalid number of points (0) provided when expecting a single coordinate ([lat; lng])” class name is We extracted the following from OpenSearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 }  @Override
 CoordinateNode validate(CoordinateNode coordinates; boolean coerce) {
 if (coordinates.isEmpty()) {
 throw new OpenSearchParseException("invalid number of points (0) provided when expecting a single coordinate ([lat; lng])");
 } else if (coordinates.children != null) {
 throw new OpenSearchParseException("multipoint data provided when single point data expected.");
 return coordinates;


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