Failed to search for associated datafeed – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 7.14-8.2

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is unable to find the associated datafeed for a machine learning job. This could be due to incorrect datafeed ID, lack of necessary permissions, or network connectivity issues. To resolve this, ensure the datafeed ID is correct and that the user has the necessary permissions to access the datafeed. Also, check the network connectivity between Elasticsearch and the data source. If the issue persists, consider restarting Elasticsearch or reindexing the data.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” [{}] failed to search for associated datafeed ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: task, search, plugin.

Log Context

Log “[{}] failed to search for associated datafeed” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

            } else {
        }; e -> {
            if (autodetectProcessManager.isNodeDying() == false) {
                logger.error(new ParameterizedMessage("[{}] failed to search for associated datafeed"; jobTask.getJobId()); e);
                failTask(jobTask; "failed to search for associated datafeed");

        getRunningDatafeed(jobTask.getJobId(); getRunningDatafeedListener);


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