Fixing solr error: “java.lang.UnsupportedOperationException: cannot encode value: -119”

java.lang.UnsupportedOperationException: cannot encode value: -119 at org.apache.lucene.search.suggest.analyzing.AnalyzingSuggester.encodeWeight(AnalyzingSuggester.java:888) at org.apache.lucene.search.suggest.analyzing.AnalyzingSuggester.build(AnalyzingSuggester.java:454) at org.apache.lucene.search.suggest.Lookup.build(Lookup.java:193) at org.apache.solr.spelling.suggest.SolrSuggester.build(SolrSuggester.java:176) at org.apache.solr.handler.component.SuggestComponent.prepare(SuggestComponent.java:179) at org.apache.solr.handler.component.SearchHandler.handleRequestBody(SearchHandler.java:246) at org.apache.solr.handler.RequestHandlerBase.handleRequest(RequestHandlerBase.java:155) at org.apache.solr.core.SolrCore.execute(SolrCore.java:2082) at org.apache.solr.servlet.HttpSolrCall.execute(HttpSolrCall.java:670) at org.apache.solr.servlet.HttpSolrCall.call(HttpSolrCall.java:458) at org.apache.solr.servlet.SolrDispatchFilter.doFilter(SolrDispatchFilter.java:225) at org.apache.solr.servlet.SolrDispatchFilter.doFilter(SolrDispatchFilter.java:183) at org.eclipse.jetty.servlet.ServletHandler$CachedChain.doFilter(ServletHandler.java:1652) at org.eclipse.jetty.servlet.ServletHandler.doHandle(ServletHandler.java:585) at org.eclipse.jetty.server.handler.ScopedHandler.handle(ScopedHandler.java:143) at org.eclipse.jetty.security.SecurityHandler.handle(SecurityHandler.java:577) at org.eclipse.jetty.server.session.SessionHandler.doHandle(SessionHandler.java:223) at org.eclipse.jetty.server.handler.ContextHandler.doHandle(ContextHandler.java:1127) at org.eclipse.jetty.servlet.ServletHandler.doScope(ServletHandler.java:515) at org.eclipse.jetty.server.session.SessionHandler.doScope(SessionHandler.java:185) at org.eclipse.jetty.server.handler.ContextHandler.doScope(ContextHandler.java:1061) at org.eclipse.jetty.server.handler.ScopedHandler.handle(ScopedHandler.java:141) at org.eclipse.jetty.server.handler.ContextHandlerCollection.handle(ContextHandlerCollection.java:215) at org.eclipse.jetty.server.handler.HandlerCollection.handle(HandlerCollection.java:110) at org.eclipse.jetty.server.handler.HandlerWrapper.handle(HandlerWrapper.java:97) at org.eclipse.jetty.server.Server.handle(Server.java:499) at org.eclipse.jetty.server.HttpChannel.handle(HttpChannel.java:310) at org.eclipse.jetty.server.HttpConnection.onFillable(HttpConnection.java:257) at org.eclipse.jetty.io.AbstractConnection$2.run(AbstractConnection.java:540) at org.eclipse.jetty.util.thread.QueuedThreadPool.runJob(QueuedThreadPool.java:635) at org.eclipse.jetty.util.thread.QueuedThreadPool$3.run(QueuedThreadPool.java:555) at java.lang.Thread.run(Unknown Source)

I found that the “weight” field in the auto suggester doesn’t like the field type I have (not sure if this is because it’s negative, or just not the right type of numeric). The easiest way to fix this is to remove the field from the suggester:

<str name="weightField">total_quality_f</str>

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