Failed to retrieve configuration for transform – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 7.6-7.6

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is unable to fetch the configuration settings for a data transform operation. This could be due to incorrect transform ID, insufficient permissions, or network connectivity issues. To resolve this, ensure the transform ID is correct and the user has the necessary permissions to access the transform. Also, check the network connection between the Elasticsearch nodes. If the issue persists, consider restarting the Elasticsearch service or checking the logs for more detailed error information.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Failed to retrieve configuration for transform [ ” 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 retrieve configuration for transform [” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

        }; transformError -> {
            logger.warn("Failed to retrieve configuration for transform [" + transformId + "]"; transformError);
            listener.onFailure(new CheckpointException("Failed to retrieve configuration"; transformError));


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