Fixing ‘failed to find type parsed [keyword] for [name]’ error for Elasticsearch and Searchkick

Just a quick remainder about what slowed me down today.

If you are getting the following error:

Searchkick::ImportError ({"type"=>"mapper_parsing_exception", "reason"=>"failed to find type parsed [keyword] for [name]"} on item with id '010b5aea-7ff0-43ef-a488-7dd8938d325d')

Chances are that you are running old version of Elasticsearch!


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