Could not parse condition for watch expected an object – 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 a condition for a watch due to incorrect or malformed syntax. The condition is expected to be an object, but the provided input does not meet this requirement. To resolve this issue, you should review the syntax of your watch condition. Ensure that it is correctly formatted as an object and that all necessary fields are included. If the error persists, consider simplifying your condition or breaking it down into smaller parts to identify the problematic section.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” could not parse [{}] condition for watch [{}]. expected an object ” 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 [{}] condition for watch [{}]. expected an object” class name is ArrayCompareCondition.java. We extracted the following from Elasticsearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

 "field indicating the comparison value or comparison quantifier; but found [{}] instead";
 TYPE; watchId; token);
 }
 }
 } else {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("could not parse [{}] condition for watch [{}]. expected an object " +
 "for field [{}] but found [{}] instead"; TYPE; watchId; op.id(); token);
 }
 }
 } else {
 throw new ElasticsearchParseException("could not parse [{}] condition for watch [{}]. expected a field indicating" +

 

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