The SearchStax® Frequently Asked Questions page includes the following approved question and answer about our Apache Solr Cloud services.

What is an Invalid Number error?

SearchStax Managed Solr clients sometimes ask about the following Solr indexing error:

2021-05-07 17:18:48.689 ERROR (qtp123456-78) <replica> o.a.s.h.RequestHandlerBase org.apache.solr.common.SolrException: Invalid Number: <bad value> for field <numeric field>

This is one of many Indexing Errors that we encounter. It means that your application sometimes issues a non-numeric value to a numeric field. This results in the document being dropped from the index. The error message usually identifies both the broken value and the field.

This could indicate a schema field-definition error, but the examples we see commonly involve legacy data or issues in the code that generates the value.

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