Could not parse action for watch . id contains whitespace – Elasticsearch Error How To Solve Related Issues



Could not parse action for watch . id contains whitespace – Elasticsearch Error How To Solve Related Issues

Updated: July-20

Elasticsearch Version: 1.7-8.0

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log “could not parse action for watch . id contains whitespace” to appear. It’s important to understand the issues related to the log, so to get started, read the general overview on common issues and tips related to the Elasticsearch concepts: plugin.


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Log Context

Log”could not parse action [{}] for watch [{}]. id contains whitespace”classname  is ActionRegistry.java
We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

XContentParser.Token token;
  while ((token = parser.nextToken()) != XContentParser.Token.END_OBJECT) {
  if (token == XContentParser.Token.FIELD_NAME) {
  id = parser.currentName();
  if (WatcherUtils.isValidId(id) == false) {
  throw new ElasticsearchParseException("could not parse action [{}] for watch [{}]. id contains whitespace"; id;
  watchId);
  }
  } else if (token == XContentParser.Token.START_OBJECT && id != null) {
  actions.add(ActionWrapper.parse(watchId; id; parser; this; clock; licenseState));
  }

Related issues to this log

We have gathered selected Q&A from the community and issues from Github, that can help fix related issues please review the following for further information :

1 SyntaxError: Unexpected token o in JSON at position 1 -views 325,673 ,score 125

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