Error writing jobId id == null auto-generated ID – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 6.8-8.3

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch tries to write a job with an ID that is either null or not auto-generated. This could be due to a programming error or a misconfiguration. To resolve this issue, ensure that the job ID is being correctly generated and is not null before attempting to write the job. Alternatively, check your Elasticsearch configuration to ensure that it is set to auto-generate IDs. If the problem persists, it may be necessary to debug your code or configuration to identify the root cause.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” [{}] Error writing [{}]”; jobId; (id == null) ? “auto-generated ID ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin.

Log Context

Log “[{}] Error writing [{}]”; jobId; (id == null) ? “auto-generated ID” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

                    retryMessage -> logger.debug("[{}] {} {}"; jobId; id; retryMessage)
            } catch (IOException e) {
                logger.error(new ParameterizedMessage("[{}] Error writing [{}]"; jobId; (id == null) ? "auto-generated ID" : id); e);
                IndexResponse.Builder notCreatedResponse = new IndexResponse.Builder();
                return new BulkResponse(
                    new BulkItemResponse[] { BulkItemResponse.success(0; DocWriteRequest.OpType.INDEX; };


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