How To Solve Issues Related to Log – Missing meta field in mapping of index

How To Solve Issues Related to Log – Missing meta field in mapping of index

Updated: Jan-20

Elasticsearch Version: 1.7-8.0


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To troubleshoot log “Missing meta field in mapping of index” it’s important to understand a few problems related to Elasticsearch concepts index, mapping, plugin. See bellow important tips and explanations on these concepts

Log Context

Log”Missing _meta field in mapping [{}] of index [{}]” classname is
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

            } else {
                Map meta = (Map) docMapping.sourceAsMap().get("_meta");
                if (meta == null) {
                    logger.warn("Missing _meta field in mapping [{}] of index [{}]"; docMapping.type(); index);
                    if (indexToRemoteCluster || state.nodes().isLocalNodeElectedMaster() || hasStaleMessage()) {
                        putAuditIndexMappingsAndStart(index; nextIndex);
                    } else {
                        logger.debug("audit index [{}] is missing _meta for type [{}]"; index; DOC_TYPE);

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