Failed to execute %s input for watch %s – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 8.4-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is unable to execute a specific watch input. This could be due to a variety of reasons such as incorrect watch syntax, insufficient permissions, or issues with the Elasticsearch cluster. To resolve this issue, you can check the syntax of your watch input, ensure the user executing the watch has the necessary permissions, and verify the health of your Elasticsearch cluster. Additionally, checking the Elasticsearch logs can provide more detailed information about the cause of the error.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” failed to execute [%s] input for watch [%s] ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin.

Log Context

Log “failed to execute [%s] input for watch [%s]” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

                payloads.put(tuple.v1(); result.payload().data());

            return new ChainInput.Result(results; new Payload.Simple(payloads));
        } catch (Exception e) {
            logger.error(() -> format("failed to execute [%s] input for watch [%s]"; TYPE;; e);
            return new ChainInput.Result(e);


How helpful was this guide?

We are sorry that this post was not useful for you!

Let us improve this post!

Tell us how we can improve this post?