GetJobId transform encountered an exception – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 8.3-8.3

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch encounters an issue while trying to retrieve a job ID for a data transform operation. This could be due to a non-existent job ID, insufficient permissions, or a network connectivity issue. To resolve this, ensure the job ID exists and is correct, check that the user has the necessary permissions to access the job, and verify that the Elasticsearch cluster is accessible and functioning properly. Also, check the Elasticsearch logs for any additional information about the exception.

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

Log Context

Log “[” + getJobId() + “] transform encountered an exception: ” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

     * the lock for TransformTask has been acquired; too. See gh#75846
     * (Note: originally this method was synchronized; which is not necessary)
    void handleFailure(Exception e) {
        logger.warn(() -> "[" + getJobId() + "] transform encountered an exception: "; e);
        Throwable unwrappedException = ExceptionsHelper.findSearchExceptionRootCause(e);

        if (unwrappedException instanceof CircuitBreakingException) {
            handleCircuitBreakingException((CircuitBreakingException) unwrappedException);


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