Error parsing anomaly detector job configuration – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 6.8-6.8

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch cannot correctly interpret the configuration settings for an anomaly detection job. This could be due to incorrect syntax, missing required fields, or incompatible data types in the configuration file. To resolve this issue, you should first verify the syntax and structure of your configuration file against the Elasticsearch documentation. Ensure all required fields are present and that data types match what is expected. If the error persists, consider simplifying your configuration to isolate the problematic element.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Error parsing anomaly detector job configuration [ ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin.

Log Context

Log “Error parsing anomaly detector job configuration [” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

                                     BytesReference source = hit.getSourceRef();
                                    Job.Builder job = parseJobLenientlyFromSource(source);
                                } catch (IOException e) {
                                    // TODO A better way to handle this rather than just ignoring the error?
                                    logger.error("Error parsing anomaly detector job configuration [" + hit.getId() + "]"; e);



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