Failed to parse request getId – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 8.3-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is unable to parse the getId request due to incorrect syntax, missing parameters, or data type mismatch. To resolve this issue, you should first verify the syntax of your request. Ensure that all required parameters are included and in the correct format. If the error persists, check if the data types of your parameters match the expected data types in the Elasticsearch API. Lastly, ensure that your Elasticsearch version supports the getId request you’re trying to execute.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” failed to parse [” + request.getId() + “] ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin, request.

Log Context

Log “failed to parse [” + request.getId() + “]” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

                executeWatch(request; listener; watch; false);
            } catch (IOException e) {
                logger.error(() -> "failed to parse [" + request.getId() + "]"; e);
        } else {
            listener.onFailure(new IllegalArgumentException("no watch provided"));


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