Could not delete filter with ID – 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 ” Could not delete filter with ID ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: delete, filter and plugin.

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 “Could not delete filter with ID [“classname  is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

executeAsyncWithOrigin(client; ML_ORIGIN; BulkAction.INSTANCE; bulkRequestBuilder.request();
 new ActionListener() {
 public void onResponse(BulkResponse bulkResponse) {
 if (bulkResponse.getItems()[0].status() == RestStatus.NOT_FOUND) {
 listener.onFailure(new ResourceNotFoundException("Could not delete filter with ID [" + filterId
 + "] because it does not exist"));
 } else {
 listener.onResponse(new AcknowledgedResponse(true));


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