Could not parse action status for unexpected 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 status of an action due to an unexpected field. This could be due to a malformed request or an incorrect field name. To resolve this issue, you should first verify the syntax of your request. Ensure that the field names are correct and the request is properly formatted. If the error persists, check the Elasticsearch logs for more detailed information about the error. You may also need to update your Elasticsearch version if it’s outdated, as this could be a bug that has been fixed in a newer version.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” could not parse action status for [{}/{}]. unexpected field [{}] ” 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 status for [{}/{}]. unexpected field [{}]” class name is ActionStatus.java. We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 } else if (Field.LAST_SUCCESSFUL_EXECUTION.match(currentFieldName; parser.getDeprecationHandler())) {
 lastSuccessfulExecution = Execution.parse(watchId; actionId; parser);
 } else if (Field.LAST_THROTTLE.match(currentFieldName; parser.getDeprecationHandler())) {
 lastThrottle = Throttle.parse(watchId; actionId; parser);
 } else {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("could not parse action status for [{}/{}]. unexpected field [{}]"; watchId;
 actionId; currentFieldName);
 }
 }
 if (ackStatus == null) {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("could not parse action status for [{}/{}]. missing required field [{}]"; watchId;

 

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