Error parsing 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 a specific job due to incorrect syntax, missing parameters, or invalid values. To resolve this issue, you should first verify the syntax of your configuration file, ensuring it adheres to the correct format. Next, check that all required parameters are included and that they have valid values. If the error persists, consider resetting to a default or previously working configuration and making changes incrementally to isolate the problematic setting.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Error parsing 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 job configuration [” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

                         BytesReference source = getResponse.getSourceAsBytesRef();
                        try {
                            Job.Builder job = parseJobLenientlyFromSource(source);
                        } catch (IOException e) {
                            logger.error("Error parsing job configuration [" + response.getId() + "]");



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