Could not parse condition for watch . expected an empty object but found – 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 parse condition for watch . expected an empty object but found ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following Elasticsearch concepts: 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 parse [{}] condition for watch [{}]. expected an empty object but found [{}]”classname  is NeverCondition.java We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

private NeverCondition() { } 
 public static NeverCondition parse(String watchId; XContentParser parser) throws IOException {
 if (parser.currentToken() != XContentParser.Token.START_OBJECT) {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("could not parse [{}] condition for watch [{}]. expected an empty object but found [{}]";
 TYPE; watchId; parser.currentName());
 }
 XContentParser.Token token = parser.nextToken();
 if (token != XContentParser.Token.END_OBJECT) {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("could not parse [{}] condition for watch [{}]. expected an empty object but found [{}]";

 

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