user3125823 user3125823 - 3 months ago 9x
AngularJS Question

Elasticsearch query parse failure

Why does this ES

multi-match query
return a 400 error (bad request)?

"query": {
"multi_match": {
"query": searchTerms,
"fields": ["content", "title"],
"operator": "and"
size: 100,
from: 0,
highlight: {
fields: {
"title": {number_of_fragments: 0},
"content": {number_of_fragments: 10,fragment_size: 300}

I'm using this query in conjunction with AngularJS UI Bootstrap Typeahead code like this

uib-typeahead="query as query._source.ymme for query in getSuggestions($viewValue)" typeahead-on-select="search($item)"

This is my search() function

$ = function() {
$scope.currentPage = 0;
$scope.results.documents = [];
$scope.isSearching = true;

return$scope.searchTerms, $scope.currentPage).then(function(es_return) {
var totalItems =;
var totalTime = es_return.took;
var numPages = Math.ceil( / $scope.itemsPerPage);
$scope.results.pagination = [];

for (var i = 1; i <= 100; i++) {
if(totalItems > 0)
$scope.results.totalItems = totalItems;
$scope.results.queryTime = totalTime;

$scope.results.pagination = searchService.formatResults(es_return.hits.hits);
$scope.results.documents = $scope.results.pagination.slice($scope.currentPage, $scope.itemsPerPage);
console.log('ERROR: ', error.message);
$scope.isSearching = false;

I'm not quite sure what is wrong? I'm thinking it has something to do with $scope, but I'm not sure. The query works when I use it Sense plugin for ES and it also works if I just type in a search term instead of selecting it from the autocomplete dropdown.

If it is
, what am I missing?

All shards failed for phase: [query_fetch] [hugetestindex][0]: from[-1],size[-1]: Parse Failure [Failed to parse source [{"query":{"multi_match":{"query":{"_index":"hugetestindex","_type":"doc","_id":"57","_score":3.877801,"_source":{"ymme":"bourne supremacy"}},"fields":["content","title"],"operator":"and"}},"size":100,"from":0,"highlight":{"fields":{"title":{"number_of_fragments":0},"content":{"number_of_fragments":10,"fragment_size":300}}}}]]

Object {_index: "hugetestindex", _type: "doc", _id: "56", _score: 2.5276248, _source: Object}

I think that is the problem, instead of a search terms, its receiving "Object"....?

UPDATE 3So basically it goes like this,

[Object, Object, Object, Object, Object]
0: Object
_id: "229"
_index: "hugetestindex"
_score: 3.3071127
_source: Object
ymme: "bourne supremacy"
__proto__: Object
_type: "doc"
length: 5
__proto__: Array[0]

where "bourne supremacy" is the value of the ymme field in the _source Object, the array at the top with the 5 objects is the es return,
- this last hits, is the array.


The way you deconstruct your object is by doing something like the following:;

The above is only a notation to get the value of a single field, you might need to do a loop for each of those values so maybe something like:

$scope.list = []
for hit in {

Then from your HTML you want to use this list by doing an ng-repeat with it or something similar to get each of the terms in the list.

<div ng-repeat="term in list">{{term}}</div>

If you can update your question with how your object looks and what data you want from it, I can update this answer to match it exactly.

UPDATE To match your data structure, I'm assuming you want to extract each of the ymme values from those objects. You need to do the following:

<div ng-repeat="object in es_return.hits.hits">

Just make sure "es_return" is a $scope variable so you can access it as above or just do:

$scope.es_return = es_return;

In your Angular code