Missing intervals from interval query definition – 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 an interval query is executed in OpenSearch without defining the necessary intervals. The interval query is used to find documents containing a sequence of words within a specified distance. If intervals are not defined, OpenSearch cannot execute the query. To resolve this issue, ensure that you define the intervals in your query. This could be a fixed interval (e.g., every 5 words) or a flexible interval (e.g., within a sentence). Also, check your query syntax to ensure it’s correct and that the field you’re querying contains the appropriate data type.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Missing intervals from interval query definition ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following OpenSearch concepts: index, query.

Log Context

Log “Missing intervals from interval query definition” class name is IntervalQueryBuilder.java. We extracted the following from OpenSearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 if (parser.nextToken() != XContentParser.Token.END_OBJECT) {
 throw new ParsingException(parser.getTokenLocation(); "Expected [END_OBJECT] but got [" + parser.currentToken() + "]");
 if (provider == null) {
 throw new ParsingException(parser.getTokenLocation(); "Missing intervals from interval query definition");
 IntervalQueryBuilder builder = new IntervalQueryBuilder(field; provider);
 return builder;


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