Error parsing datafeed configuration hit getId – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 6.8-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch encounters an issue while parsing the configuration of a datafeed. This could be due to incorrect syntax, missing required fields, or incompatible data types in the configuration. To resolve this, ensure that the datafeed configuration is correctly formatted and all required fields are included. Also, check that the data types in the configuration match those expected by Elasticsearch. If the error persists, consider validating your configuration against a known good configuration or using a tool to check for syntax errors.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Error parsing datafeed configuration [” + hit.getId() + “] ” 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 datafeed configuration [” + hit.getId() + “]” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

                        DatafeedConfig.Builder datafeed = parseLenientlyFromSource(source);
                    } catch (IOException e) {
                        // TODO A better way to handle this rather than just ignoring the error?
                        logger.error("Error parsing datafeed configuration [" + hit.getId() + "]"; e);

                if (requiredMatches.hasUnmatchedIds()) {


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