QueryName query doesn t support multiple fields found – How to solve this OpenSearch exception

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Aug-23, Version: 1-1.1

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Briefly, this error occurs when you attempt to run a QueryName query on multiple fields simultaneously in OpenSearch. OpenSearch doesn’t support this operation, hence the error. To resolve this, you can either run separate queries for each field or use a multi-match query if you want to search multiple fields. Alternatively, you can use a bool query to combine multiple queries, allowing you to search multiple fields at once.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” [” + queryName + “] query doesn’t support multiple fields; found [ ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following OpenSearch concepts: index, query.

Log Context

Log “[” + queryName + “] query doesn’t support multiple fields; found [” class name is SpanNearQueryBuilder.java. We extracted the following from OpenSearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 //copied from AbstractQueryBuilder
 protected static void throwParsingExceptionOnMultipleFields(String queryName; XContentLocation contentLocation;
 String processedFieldName; String currentFieldName) {
 if (processedFieldName != null) {
 throw new ParsingException(contentLocation; "[" + queryName + "] query doesn't support multiple fields; found ["
 + processedFieldName + "] and [" + currentFieldName + "]");


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