Data frame analytics tasks have no configs – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

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Aug-23, Version: 7.4-8.9

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Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch’s data frame analytics tasks are not properly configured or the configuration files are missing. This could be due to incorrect setup or accidental deletion of the configuration files. To resolve this issue, you can either recreate the configuration files if they were accidentally deleted or check the syntax and parameters of your existing configuration files to ensure they are correct. Additionally, ensure that the user running the tasks has the necessary permissions to access and execute the configuration files.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Data frame analytics tasks {} have no configs ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin.

Log Context

Log “Data frame analytics tasks {} have no configs” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :


                    Set tasksWithoutConfigs = new HashSet(jobsWithTask);
                    if (tasksWithoutConfigs.isEmpty() == false) {
                        logger.warn("Data frame analytics tasks {} have no configs"; tasksWithoutConfigs);


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