Data frame transform encountered an exception – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 7.4-7.4

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch’s data frame transform feature encounters an issue during the transformation process. This could be due to a variety of reasons such as incorrect configuration, insufficient resources, or data inconsistencies. To resolve this, you can check the configuration of the data frame transform for any errors, ensure that your Elasticsearch cluster has sufficient resources to perform the transformation, and verify the integrity of your data. Additionally, checking the Elasticsearch logs may provide more detailed information about the cause of the error.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” [{}] data frame transform encountered an exception: ” 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 transform encountered an exception: ” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

                || e instanceof AggregationResultUtils.AggregationExtractionException
                || e instanceof TransformConfigReloadingException;

        synchronized void handleFailure(Exception e) {
            logger.warn(new ParameterizedMessage("[{}] data frame transform encountered an exception: ";
            if (handleCircuitBreakingException(e)) {


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