JobId Error propagated from normalization – 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 encounters an issue during the normalization process of a job ID. This could be due to invalid characters, incorrect format, or a conflict with an existing job ID. To resolve this issue, ensure that the job ID is unique, follows the correct format (lowercase alphanumeric characters, hyphens or underscores), and does not start with an underscore. If the error persists, check the Elasticsearch logs for more detailed information about the error.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” [” + jobId + “] Error propagated from normalization ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin.

Log Context

Log “[” + jobId + “] Error propagated from normalization” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

                        // This happens if reset mode is enabled while result writes are being retried.
                        // Reset mode means the job whose results were being normalized will shortly
                        // cease to exist; so it's fine to consider the wait for renormalization complete.
                    logger.error("[" + jobId + "] Error propagated from normalization"; e);
                    // Don't loop again for the same task that caused the error
                    taskToWaitFor = null;
                } catch (CancellationException e) {
                    // Convert cancellations to interruptions to simplify the interface
                    throw new InterruptedException("Normalization cancelled");


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