Error parsing datafeed configuration – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 6.8-6.8

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch encounters issues while parsing the configuration of a datafeed. This could be due to incorrect syntax, missing required fields, or incompatible data types in the configuration file. To resolve this issue, you can: 1) Check the syntax of your configuration file for any errors. 2) Ensure all required fields are included in the configuration. 3) Verify that the data types in your configuration match those expected by Elasticsearch. 4) If the error persists, consider resetting your datafeed configuration to its default state and reconfiguring it.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Error parsing datafeed 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 datafeed configuration [” 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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