Error creating data frame index template – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 7.2-7.6

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch fails to create a data frame index template due to issues like incorrect syntax, insufficient permissions, or a non-existent index. To resolve this, ensure the syntax of your template is correct and valid. Check if the user has the necessary permissions to create an index template. Also, verify if the index you’re trying to create a template for exists. If the problem persists, consider restarting Elasticsearch or checking the logs for more detailed error information.

In addition we recommend you run the Elasticsearch Template Optimizer to fix problems in your data modeling.

It will analyze your templates to detect issues and improve search performance, reduce indexing bottlenecks and optimize storage utilization. The Template Optimizer is free and requires no installation.

Log Context

Log “Error creating data frame index template” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

            } catch (IOException e) {
                logger.error("Error creating data frame index template"; e);
            try {
                templates.put(TransformInternalIndexConstants.AUDIT_INDEX; TransformInternalIndex.getAuditIndexTemplateMetaData());
            } catch (IOException e) {
                logger.warn("Error creating data frame audit index"; e);


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