Not enough points to build a line – 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 OpenSearch attempts to create a line using geospatial data, but there are not enough points provided. A line requires at least two points. To resolve this issue, ensure that you are providing at least two distinct points when attempting to create a line. If you’re using a script or automated process to generate these points, check that it’s functioning correctly and producing the required number of points.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” not enough points to build a line ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following OpenSearch concepts: .

Log Context

Log “not enough points to build a line” class name is We extracted the following from OpenSearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 if (coordinate != null) {
 throw new OpenSearchException("expected a list of points but got a point");
 }  if (children.size() < 2) {
 throw new OpenSearchException("not enough points to build a line");
 }  boolean needsClosing;
 int resultSize;
 if (close && coerce && children.get(0).asPoint().equals(children.get(children.size() - 1).asPoint()) == false) {


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