Used upsert operation for script doing nothing – How to solve this OpenSearch error

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Aug-23, Version: 1-2.9

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Briefly, this error occurs when an upsert operation is attempted in OpenSearch, but the script provided is either incorrect or not found. The system is unable to perform the requested operation and hence does nothing. To resolve this issue, you can verify the script used for the upsert operation. Ensure that the script is correctly written and exists in the specified location. Also, check the syntax and structure of your upsert command. If the problem persists, consider debugging your script to identify any hidden issues.

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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 OpenSearch concepts: .

Log Context

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

                    return UpdateOpType.DELETE;
                case "none":
                    return UpdateOpType.NONE;
                    // TODO: can we remove this leniency yet??
                    logger.warn("Used upsert operation [{}] for script [{}]; doing nothing..."; operation; scriptId);
                    return UpdateOpType.NONE;



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