Failed to get data frame analytics stats to include in ML usage – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

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Aug-23, Version: 7.17-8.9

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Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is unable to retrieve data frame analytics statistics for Machine Learning usage. This could be due to insufficient permissions, network issues, or problems with the analytics job. To resolve this, ensure that the user has the necessary permissions to access the data frame analytics. Check the network connectivity between Elasticsearch and the Machine Learning nodes. Also, verify the status of the analytics job and restart it if necessary. If the problem persists, consider checking the Elasticsearch logs for more detailed error information.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Failed to get data frame analytics stats to include in ML usage ” 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 get data frame analytics stats to include in ML usage” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

        getDfaRequest.setPageParams(new PageParams(0; 10_000));
        ActionListener dataframeAnalyticsStatsListener = ActionListener.wrap(response -> {
            addDataFrameAnalyticsStatsUsage(response; analyticsUsage);
            client.execute(GetDataFrameAnalyticsAction.INSTANCE; getDfaRequest; dataframeAnalyticsListener);
        }; e -> {
            logger.warn("Failed to get data frame analytics stats to include in ML usage"; e);
            client.execute(GetDataFrameAnalyticsAction.INSTANCE; getDfaRequest; dataframeAnalyticsListener);

        // Step 2. Extract usage from datafeeds stats and then request stats for data frame analytics
        GetDataFrameAnalyticsStatsAction.Request dataframeAnalyticsStatsRequest = new GetDataFrameAnalyticsStatsAction.Request(


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