Used upsert operation for script ; doing nothing. – How to solve related issues

Opster Team

Feb-20, Version: 1.7-8.0

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Used upsert operation for script ; doing nothing. ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: Index and Memory.

Log Context

Log “Used upsert operation [{}] for script [{}]; doing nothing…” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

                // Only valid options for an upsert script are "create"
                // (the default) or "none"; meaning abort upsert
                if (!"create".equals(scriptOpChoice)) {
                    if (!"none".equals(scriptOpChoice)) {
                        logger.warn("Used upsert operation [{}] for script [{}]; doing nothing..."; scriptOpChoice;
                    UpdateResponse update = new UpdateResponse(getResult.getIndex(); getResult.getType(); getResult.getId();
                            getResult.getVersion(); false);


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