Could not parse action status for missing required field – How to solve this Elasticsearch exception

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August-23, Version: 6.8-7.15

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Briefly, this error occurs when Elasticsearch is unable to parse the action status due to a missing required field in the request. This could be due to incorrect syntax, missing data, or a misconfigured index. To resolve this issue, you should first verify the syntax of your request. If the syntax is correct, check if all required fields are included in the request. If the error persists, check the configuration of your index to ensure it matches the requirements of your request.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” could not parse action status for [{}]. missing required field [{}] ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: rest-high-level, client.

Log Context

Log “could not parse action status for [{}]. missing required field [{}]” class name is We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 } else {
 if (ackStatus == null) {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("could not parse action status for [{}]. missing required field [{}]";
 actionId; Field.ACK_STATUS.getPreferredName());
 return new ActionStatus(ackStatus; lastExecution; lastSuccessfulExecution; lastThrottle);


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