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How to fix Elasticsearch mapping errors

Starting with the February 2023 mainnet upgrade new constrains for Elasticsearch indices were added. Therefore, one can notice that the observers that index data in the Elasticsearch will remain stuck with an error similar to:

dataDispatcher.doWork could not index item (will retry) error = { "index": "operations-000001", "id": "", "statusCode": 400, "errorType": "mapper_parsing_exception", "reason": "failed to parse field [esdtValuesNum] of type [long] in document

If an observer with elastic-indexer enabled will throw a log.WARN that contains "errorType": "mapper_parsing_exception" for an index, then one should follow the next steps:

In the example below we will repair the operations index.

Solution 1

  1. Stop the observers nodes that index data in the Elasticsearch cluster.

  2. Force a rollover for the index with problems in this case operations index and the rollover have to contain the correct mappings.

    curl --request POST \
    --url ${ES_CLUSTER_URL}/operations/_rollover \
    --header 'Content-Type: application/json' \
    --data '{
    "mappings": {
    "properties": {
    "esdtValuesNum": {
    "type": "double"
    "settings": {
    "index": {
    "sort.field": [
    "sort.order": [
    "number_of_replicas": 0,
    "number_of_shards": 5
  3. Make alias operations to fetch data from both indices("operations-000001" and "operations-000002").

    curl --request POST \
    --url ${ES_CLUSTER_URL}/_aliases \
    --header 'Content-Type: application/json' \
    --data '{
    "actions" : [
    { "add" : { "index" : "operations-000001", "alias" : "operations" } },
    { "add" : { "index" : "operations-000002", "alias" : "operations", "is_write_index" : true } }
  4. Start again the observers.

Solution 2


This solution will take more time because all the documents from the index with problems have to be reindexed from a public cluster.

  1. Stop the observers nodes that index data in the Elasticsearch cluster.

  2. Delete affected index: operations

  3. Create the index again with the correct mappings:

    • in order to do this, clone this repository
    • cd elasticreindexer/cmd/indices-creator
    • open config/cluster.toml file and update it with the information about your cluster and at the enabled-indices section put ["operations"]
    • build the binary and run it in order to create the index with the correct mappings.
  4. After the index was created you can start again the observers.

  5. Copy all the data from a public Elasticsearch cluster for the index with problems.

    • in order to do this follow the steps from this documentation (only for the index/indices with problems)