A filter with id – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

Opster Team

August-23, Version: 6.8-7.15

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch tries to access a filter with a specific ID that doesn’t exist. This could be due to a typo in the filter ID, or the filter may have been deleted or not yet created. To resolve this issue, you can verify the filter ID and correct it if necessary. If the filter doesn’t exist, you need to create it. If it was deleted, you may need to recreate it or update your queries to not reference the deleted filter.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” A filter with id [ ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin, filter.

Log Context

Log “A filter with id [” class name is TransportPutFilterAction.java. We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 public void onFailure(Exception e) {
 Exception reportedException;
 if (ExceptionsHelper.unwrapCause(e) instanceof VersionConflictEngineException) {
 reportedException = new ResourceAlreadyExistsException("A filter with id [" + filter.getId()
 + "] already exists");
 } else {
 reportedException = ExceptionsHelper.serverError("Error putting filter with id [" + filter.getId() + "]"; e);


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