Configured URL is empty please configure a valid URL – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

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August-23, Version: 6.8-8.9

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Briefly, this error occurs when the Elasticsearch URL is not configured or is incorrectly configured in the settings. This URL is essential for Elasticsearch to function properly as it points to the location of the Elasticsearch instance. To resolve this issue, you can check your configuration files and ensure that the URL is correctly set. If it’s not, you should provide a valid URL. Also, ensure that there are no syntax errors or typos in the URL. If the problem persists, you may need to check your network settings or consult with your network administrator.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Configured URL is empty; please configure a valid URL ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin.

Log Context

Log “Configured URL is empty; please configure a valid URL” class name is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 }  public Builder fromUrl(String supposedUrl) {
 if (Strings.hasLength(supposedUrl) == false) {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("Configured URL is empty; please configure a valid URL");
 }  try {
 URI uri = new URI(supposedUrl);
 if (Strings.hasLength(uri.getScheme()) == false) {


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