Cannot parse empty date – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

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Cannot parse empty date – How to solve this Elasticsearch error

Opster Team

July-20, Version: 1.7-8.0

Before you begin reading this guide, we recommend you try running the Elasticsearch Check-Up which can resolve issues that cause many errors.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” cannot parse empty date ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: Node.

Advanced users might want to skip right to the common problems section in each concept or try running the Check-Up to analyze Elasticsearch configuration and help resolve this error.

Log Context

Log “cannot parse empty date”classname  is JavaDateMathParser.java We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

return dateTime.toInstant();
 } 
 private Instant parseDateTime(String value; ZoneId timeZone; boolean roundUpIfNoTime) {
 if (Strings.isNullOrEmpty(value)) {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("cannot parse empty date");
 } 
 DateFormatter formatter = roundUpIfNoTime ? this.roundupParser : this.formatter;
 try {
 if (timeZone == null) {

 

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