JobId Failed to update mapping not clearing finished time – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

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Aug-23, Version: 8.3-8.9

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Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch fails to update the mapping of an index, specifically the “finished time” field. This could be due to a mismatch in the data type of the field or a conflict in the mapping. To resolve this issue, you can try the following: 1) Check the mapping of the index and ensure the data type of the “finished time” field is correct. 2) If there’s a conflict, you may need to reindex your data with the correct mapping. 3) Ensure that the Elasticsearch cluster has sufficient resources to perform the mapping update.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” [” + jobId + “] Failed to update mapping; not clearing finished_time ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin.

Log Context

Log “[” + jobId + “] Failed to update mapping; not clearing finished_time” classname is TransportOpenJobAction.java.
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

            listener.onResponse(response);
        });
        ActionListener mappingsUpdatedListener = ActionListener.wrap(
            mappingUpdateResponse -> jobConfigProvider.updateJob(jobId; update; null; clearedTimeListener);
            e -> {
                logger.error(() -> "[" + jobId + "] Failed to update mapping; not clearing finished_time"; e);
                // Not a critical error so continue without attempting to clear finish time
                listener.onResponse(response);
            }
        );
        ElasticsearchMappings.addDocMappingIfMissing(

 

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