Script must be provided with a script filter – 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 OpenSearch query that requires a script filter is executed without one. A script filter is a part of the query that uses a script to filter results. Without it, OpenSearch cannot execute the query properly. To resolve this issue, you should ensure that your query includes a script filter. Check your query syntax and structure to make sure it’s correct. If you’re not sure how to write a script filter, consult the OpenSearch documentation or seek help from a knowledgeable colleague.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” script must be provided with a [script] filter ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following OpenSearch concepts: index, query, filter.

Log Context

Log “script must be provided with a [script] filter” class name is We extracted the following from OpenSearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 }  if (script == null) {
 throw new ParsingException(parser.getTokenLocation(); "script must be provided with a [script] filter");
 }  return new ScriptQueryBuilder(script).boost(boost).queryName(queryName);


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