Attempt to execute a rollup action without a task – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 7.13-7.17

Briefly, this error occurs when you try to execute a rollup action in Elasticsearch without specifying a task. Rollup is a feature that aggregates data and stores it in a compact format, and it requires a task to perform this operation. To resolve this issue, you can either create a new rollup job with a specified task or ensure that the existing rollup job has a valid task associated with it. Also, check your rollup configuration for any errors or missing parameters.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” attempt to execute a rollup action without a task ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: task, plugin.

Log Context

Log “attempt to execute a rollup action without a task” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

        this.metadataCreateIndexService = metadataCreateIndexService;

    protected void masterOperation(RollupAction.Request request; ClusterState state; ActionListener listener) {
        logger.warn("attempt to execute a rollup action without a task");
        throw new UnsupportedOperationException("task parameter is required for this operation");

    protected void masterOperation(


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