Updating state for transform to – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

Aug-23, Version: 7.5-8.9

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is trying to update the state of a data transform but encounters an issue. This could be due to a variety of reasons such as insufficient permissions, a network issue, or a problem with the transform itself. To resolve this issue, you could check the user permissions to ensure they have the right to update transforms, verify the network connectivity, or inspect the transform for any errors or inconsistencies. Additionally, checking the Elasticsearch logs could provide more detailed information about the cause of the error.

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

Log Context

Log “[{}] updating state for transform to [{}].” classname is TransformTask.java.
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :


            logger.info("[{}] updating state for transform to [{}]."; transform.getId(); state.toString());
            // Even though the indexer information is persisted to an index; we still need TransformTaskState in the clusterstate
            // This keeps track of STARTED; FAILED; STOPPED
            // This is because a FAILED state can occur because we cannot read the config from the internal index; which would imply that
            // we could not read the previous state information from said index.
            persistStateToClusterState(state; ActionListener.wrap(task -> {