Body missing for graph request – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

July-20, Version: 1.7-8.0

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Body missing for graph request ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: rest, request and plugin.

Log Context

Log “Body missing for graph request”classname  is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 if (request.hasParam(TIMEOUT_FIELD.getPreferredName())) {
 graphRequest.timeout(request.paramAsTime(TIMEOUT_FIELD.getPreferredName(); null));
 if (false == request.hasContentOrSourceParam()) {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("Body missing for graph request");
 Hop currentHop = graphRequest.createNextHop(null); 
 try (XContentParser parser = request.contentOrSourceParamParser()) {


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