Could not parse action failed parsing http request template – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

Opster Team

August-23, Version: 6.8-7.15

Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is unable to parse an HTTP request template due to incorrect syntax or invalid data. This could be due to a malformed JSON object or incorrect field types. To resolve this issue, you can: 1) Check the syntax of your HTTP request template and ensure it’s correctly formatted. 2) Validate the data types of your fields. 3) Ensure that the JSON object is correctly structured and doesn’t contain any invalid characters. 4) If you’re using a script, ensure it’s correctly written and doesn’t contain any errors.

This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” could not parse [{}] action [{}/{}]. failed parsing http request template ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: plugin.

Log Context

Log “could not parse [{}] action [{}/{}]. failed parsing http request template” class name is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 public static WebhookAction parse(String watchId; String actionId; XContentParser parser) throws IOException {
 try {
 HttpRequestTemplate request = HttpRequestTemplate.Parser.parse(parser);
 return new WebhookAction(request);
 } catch (ElasticsearchParseException pe) {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("could not parse [{}] action [{}/{}]. failed parsing http request template"; pe; TYPE;
 watchId; actionId);
 }  public static Builder builder(HttpRequestTemplate requestTemplate) {


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