Exception trying to setParsedQuery – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 6.8-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch fails to parse a query due to incorrect syntax or invalid query structure. This could be due to a missing field, incorrect data type, or a malformed query. To resolve this issue, you can: 1) Review and correct the query syntax, ensuring all required fields are included and data types are correct. 2) Validate the query structure, ensuring it adheres to the Elasticsearch query DSL. 3) Check the Elasticsearch logs for more detailed error information to help identify the exact cause of the issue.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Exception trying to setParsedQuery ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin, query.

Log Context

Log “Exception trying to setParsedQuery” classname is DatafeedConfig.java.
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

        public Builder setParsedQuery(QueryBuilder queryBuilder) {
            try {
                this.queryProvider = ExceptionsHelper.requireNonNull(QueryProvider.fromParsedQuery(queryBuilder); QUERY.getPreferredName());
            } catch (IOException exception) {
                // eat exception as it should never happen
                logger.error("Exception trying to setParsedQuery"; exception);
            return this;

        // For testing only


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